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Grazing Bill is Modern Way of Curtailing Fulani Herdsmen Clashes – Miyetti Allah

by on April 23, 2016
 

The Nigeria National Assembly has been advised to reconsider its stand and make it a law to have grazing reserves in every state of the federa­tion just as other businesses strive in all parts of the country without stampede or denial of the right to op­erate such business.

This statement is com­ing from the newly elected chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Na­sarawa State chapter, Com­rade Hassan Mohammed.

He said creating graz­ing reserve in every state is a modern way of curtailing the activities of the nomadic cattle rearers. As such, he urged the National Assem­bly to reverse its decision to kill the bill.

According to him, “every­one that is a cattle rearer is a potential member of the Mi­yetti Allah Cattle Breeders, regardless of his/her religion, tribe or disposition, because the Association has never closed its door on anybody who intends to secure reg­istration with us. But what people feel about us most a time is that the association is a Fulanis’ affair but I am telling you that it is a wrong notion.

“It baffles me when some people from the eastern part of the country comes out opposing the bill from be­ing passed into law, when they are the ones that con­sume the cow meat. I want to tell you that a Fulani man does not eat the cow meat as much as it is consumed in Lagos, Oyo and Anambra States where over 5,000 cows are slaughtered daily, but to my greatest amusement these are the same people opposing a bill that will al­low proper feeding of the cow from which the meat they eat is”.

Mohammed, who also re­acted to the recent intercep­tion of some herdsmen at Keffi by soldiers said, the 36 herdsmen that were arrested are not mischief makers but members of Miyetti Allah vigilant group, whose pri­mary responsibility was to recover rustle cows and that the weapons found on them are merely den guns.

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  • AKINOLU
    April 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    graze at north, we dont want here in south west

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  • Ararhure Eseore
    April 23, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    That is a misconception grazing bill is a modern way of land grabbing. Nigerian should say no to grazing bill. Cattle breeders should buy lands and establish their own ranches for their cattle business.

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