The genesis of the ethnic cleansing going on in Kaduna state which has the full backing of Governor of the state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai an Islamist fanatic and President Muhammadu Buhari who through his various aides has stated that he is not concerned about the killing of 808 Christians from Southern Kaduna, has been revealed to be a retaliatory attack over the death of foreign Fulani fighters in Kaduna in 2011.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Kaduna State in a release yesterday according to Hope For Nigeria revealed that that they are only engaging in reprisal attack against the Southern Kaduna Christians over their killing some of their people after Muhammadu Buhari lost the presidential election in 2011. This is the same stand of Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and the Kaduna state government that allowed the killing and destruction of properties to be going on unabated for nearly 8 months non-stop.
“The invasions carried out by herdsmen were reprisal killings from the 2011 post-presidential killings of herdsmen and their cattle, however, preached that reprisals would never lead to a solution to the problem. The Assistant National Secretary of Miyetti Allah, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, addressing the press in Kaduna, said some foreign Fulani were killed in Southern Kaduna in 2011 alongside local Fulani.
He said when the reprisal attacks from the Fulani started then, late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State intervened by reaching out to aggrieved Fulani, using some members of MACABAN, which ultimately led to resolving the crisis in 2012.