The Christian Association of Nigeria in Taraba state on Tuesday refuted the claim by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, that over 800 Fulani people were killed in Taraba last year.
Sanusi had in an interview with journalists last week alleged that in one weekend, 800 Fulani people were killed on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba state.
But CAN, in a press statement issued in Jalingo debunked the claim by the emir and urged him to stop fueling false propaganda and wooing sentiments for the Fulanis.
“The records are there in most of the national dailies that reported the communal clash on the Mambilla last year. NGOs, UNCHR and other international organisations visited the Mambilla in the wake of that crisis, but in all of these the highest number of death recorded from both side was 18,” the statement read.
“How is it possible to manipulate the figures and force all the different agencies to report 18 death figure. Obviously, the 800 Fulani people that were slaughtered according to Sanusi only existed in his imagination.”
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