Miyetti Allah decries plan to register herders in S/west
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.