The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has made an appeal to the Federal Government to give palliative to herdsmen.
This was contained in a communique issued by MACBAN’s President, Muhammad Kiruwa and National Secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma after a meeting with the Chairman of its Board of Trustees (BoT), and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III.
The association said the Government should introduce a social support programme to support herdsmen who have suffered huge losses of livestock.
The group lamented that millions of cattle have been lost to banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and climate change.
MACBAN noted that such loses had affected herdsmen, hence the need for a form of palliative.
The communique read partly, “It also calls on the Federal Government to introduce social support programmes to alleviate the huge losses of livestock; over five million cattle have been lost as a result of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and climate change.”