Miyetti Al­lah de­cries plan to reg­is­ter herders in S/west

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Us­man A. Bello

Fu­lani so­cio-cul­tural as­so­ci­a­tion, Miyetti Al­lah, has de­cried the plans by some sec­tion of the Afenifere group in the South west to reg­is­ter Fu­lani herders in the area.

Speak­ing af­ter the Na­tional ex­ec­u­tive meet­ing of the as­so­ci­a­tion’s lead­ers in the 36 states and the FCT in Tudun Wada in Karu Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment of Nasarawa State, the As­so­ci­a­tion’s Pres­i­dent, Al­haji Bello Ab­dul­lahi Bodejo said Fu­lani herders were fac­ing chal­lenges in many parts of the coun­try with their cat­tle.

He lamented that Fu­lani herders are be­ing blamed for crime com­mit­ted by other groups in the bid to de­mo­nize them and push se­cu­rity agents af­ter them.

He said that the ar­rest of those be­hind the kid­nap of Chief Olu Falae showed that herders were vic­tim of con­spir­acy.

Ac­cord­ing to him, a sit­u­a­tion where one herder in­volved in a crime but the en­tire Fu­la­nis are la­belled crim­i­nals was wrong.

Ear­lier, ad­dress­ing a press con­fer­ence, the Sec­re­tary of the as­so­ci­a­tion, Engr. Saleh Al­has­san, con­demned the kid­nap of Chief Falae and urged the se­cu­rity agency to en­sure that the per­pe­tra­tors were brought to jus­tice.

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