President of the association, Mr Robert Dodo, denounced the allegation at a news conference it organised in collaboration with an NGO in Abuja.
Dodo said on the said day, Irigwe people were mourning their losses and were in a mass burial procession, an aftermath of an attack on the community by gunmen.
He said the community had earlier applied and obtained permission from the police in Jos, which even provided escorts for the burial procession.
He added that it was the police escorts in the procession that advised the mourners not to use the Rukuba Road route.
“As law abiding people, the Irigwe funeral procession used an alternative route to arrive at destination at Miago.
“We did not have any contact whatsoever with those travellers who were unfortunately killed,” he said.
Dodo stressed that the narrative that the Rukuba Road attack was carried out by Irigwe youths and the mourners was false, evil and malicious.
Dodo also denounced media reports that Irigwe people signed a peace accord with herdsmen as untrue.
“We are calling on government to expedite action to ensure that criminals who continued to attack our communities, kidnap, maim and kill people are apprehended and brought to justice,’’ he said. (NAN)