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Miyetti Allah finally reveals Killer Fulani Herdsmen

by on February 16, 2018
 
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN has expressed deep concerns over the continued bloodbath arising from Fulani herdsmen and farmers clash across the country with credibility question on the persons of indigenous Fulanis.
The National Assistant Secretary, Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi, who expressed the concern of his association exonerated his members from the heartless maiming and killings and fingered their counterparts from other countries with a call on federal government to live up to the responsibility devoid of politics.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with The AUTHORITY, Abdullahi recalled that the feud between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria has been there for long but the dimension it has assumed in recent years leaves much to desire.
He the situation on political class, influx of foreign herdsmen and of course, the federal government and security agencies manning the nation’s borders for shying away from their responsibilities.   
“I am deeply worried over the dimension Fulani’s and farmer’s clash in the country is taking. The clash has been there for many years but it has never resulted in fighting and killings”, he lamented.
Abdullahi recalled that Fulani herdsmen have a tradition of settling their dispute with farmers if they encroached into somebody’s farm with their animals and caused damage, without trouble.
According to him, “whenever a real Fulani man encroached into a famer’s farm land with his animals and caused destruction, he pays compensation in cash or kind commensurate to the damage to appease the farmer.
“This has been the tradition. It is not in our character to fight and kill whenever anything like this happens. The dimension that the problem is taking these days is really worrisome because it has left credibility dent on the persons of Fulani that are known to be peaceful and friendly with their host communities.
Abdullahi alleged that the problem is degenerating because it is being manipulated by politicians for selfish interest and unfortunately, the federal government is not living up to expectations in relation to “free movement of transhumance across West African countries”
Thus, he urged the government of Nigeria to “ensure the implementation” of related protocol provisions to which Nigeria is a signatory, for security purpose and health wise.
He pointed out that for the interest of their citizens, other countries like Cotonou, Niger republic etc. are religiously observing those protocols but regretted that “unfortunately, they are not being applied in Nigeria even though every signatory country is supposed to adhere strictly to the terms and conditions of the protocol.  
“From all indications, indigenous Fulani herdsmen are not involved in the clash that has become something else in Nigeria today. Our members are not known to be carrying sophisticated arms not to talk of AK47.
“If at all you have seen any Fulani man carrying AK47, he is not a real Fulani man that we are talking about here.  We want government, security agencies to look into this development and work with the stakeholders in order to bring it under control”, he requested.

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  • Ume Gilbert
    February 16, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Comment…The govt is not truthful to it self let alone the citizens. A situation where by the government will encourage fulanis from every part of Africa to come into Nigeria for their selfish aims to swell their numbers in the case of elections in issues of religion to boast that their population is the highest so as those concerns will always manipulate the political issues in the country. It is the same people who will tell Immigration personnel not to enforce this people to produce their travelling documents on the borders thereby compounding the security of the nation.They not only tell them to claim one locality or the other after they must have acclimatize but also move about with the feelings that nobody can touch them when ever the need arises.This is the reason why we’re in the mess we into in this country today.The govt will pretend it is innocent till her time in the office will be over only to start another circle though in a worse situation through another govt. This is what one of the reasons why they have refused to allow a credible person to occupy the mantle of the government till date .

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  • Okwudili
    February 16, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Why wait till this time, lf you want people to believe you

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    • M. Olaniyi ODEBODE
      February 16, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      PRECISELY SIR, MR. OKWUDILI! WHY WAIT TILL NOW TO DENOUNCE THE SAVAGE ATROCITIES AFTER HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND MILLIONS OF NAIRA-WORTH FARM PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN DESTROYED? AND, ALL ALONG YOUR MEMBERS WERE BRAGGING ABOUT FULANI SUPERIORITY AND OWNERSHIP OF ALL LANDS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA, THUS ENCOURAGING AND FURTHER EMBOLDENING THE FULANI HERDSMEN CRIMINALS. WHY DID YOU NOT STOP THE VERBAL DIARRHEA-SUFFERING PROFESSOR FOR MAKING FALSE, INCITING, AND PROVOCATIVE PRONOUNCEMENTS ON THE ISSUE?
      FOR TRUE PEACE AND JUSTICE TO PREVAIL, ALL THE FULANI HERDSMEN-MURDERERS MUST BE BROUGHT TO BOOK AND ADEQUATE COMPENSATION PAID TO THE VICTIMS STILL ALIVE AS WELL AS THE FAMILIES OF THE DEAD.

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  • February 16, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    It is right time for Nigerian government to work with the indigenous fulani miyetti Allah to identify the foreigners who are envading our nation. The question Miyetti Allah needs to answer is will they really comply with government to give up their foreign kins and kindreds in exchange for peace and progress of Nigeria or they will rather be complecent, hypocritically aiding and abating them?

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  • Egwu Franklin
    February 16, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    COCK AND BULL STORY! If the destructive ones are not the real fulani,why then did your army brother kill the vigilante man who disarmed the foreign fulani as claimed? My dear,save your story for the fools and gullible ones,for myself and any other well-meaning nigerian,we know whom thou are.Just wait,is a matter of time and the urgly side of the foul(ANUS) will be exposed. Bloody fools!

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  • TonyA
    February 16, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    These people are monkeys on the coconut tree. Was it not the miyetti allah that threatened that there would be more attack if the anti grazing law is maintained? You people are real devils. Mad people.

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  • Ambrose Madu
    February 18, 2018 at 3:00 am

    This revelation has been true but our security agents are pouring the blame on herdsmen and farmers. And government that supposed to solve it were only enriching themselves to corrupt practice as such were not paying attention on the worrisome conditions of her citizens and it was this negligence that had brought us to what we are seeing today . And again this present government that suppose to handle matter properly are dramatising it. If truly what the man is true the authorities need to find the solution to settle the farmers who had been the victims of all these lost. And our security operatives must learn how to perform their job without malice if ever they believe in the unity of the country Nigeria.

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