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Monday, 15 January 2018

Herdsmen Killings: Miyetti Allah Makes 5 Demands

Herdsmen Killings: Miyetti Allah Makes 5 Demands

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As Fulani herdsmen continue to kill hundreds of innocent citizens across the country, the Miyetti Allah Association has made their demands to quench the killings.

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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has rejected branding its members as terrorists, just as it has tabled five demands that it hoped would douse tension as well as reduce conflict in some states, according to Daily Sun.

First on the list of demands is the arrest and prosecution of those who killed their members in Mambila and Numan, in Taraba and Adamawa states, respectively.

The association also wants compensation paid to the victims of all crises, “to reduce their level of suffering, as well as set up a judicial commission of inquiry to look into all killings, so as to unravel the truth and the offenders.

“MACBAN also wants the Federal Government to establish a Ministry of Livestock Development, to attend to the multi-dimensional needs of the industry, as obtained in many countries.”

The association also advocated the enactment of a national law to cater to the peculiar needs of pastoralists, in particular, and the livestock sub-sector, in general. They said anti-grazing laws promulgated by some states have woefully failed to address contentious issues.

It was also a day MACBAN disclosed that, so far, the association has lost over 1,000 people and 2 million cows in the recent crises between its association and some state governments.

In a statement signed by its National Secretary, Baba Usman Ngeljarma, MACBAN lamented the ‘’unfortunate crises which have degenerated into dangerously intolerable level of killings, maiming and unprecedented destruction of property in some states of the country.”

MACBAN alleged that its members have been main targets of offensives and also, deliberately being pointed at as the attackers at the same time.

This horrible accusation, in both intent and purpose, is meant not only to smear the image of the herdsmen as a peace-loving community, but to, also, allow further criminal justification to carry out total ethnic cleansing on our members, as witnessed in different parts of the country.’

“As the premier pastoralist body in the country, we have remained in unimaginable pains on daily basis as we receive communication of gory details of attacks, maiming and destruction of our members across the country.”

Ngeljarma alleged that his members have suffered long years of exclusion as the most neglected community in the country, thereby depriving it of so many things.

“It is no longer hidden that to achieve these, some state governments are sponsoring ethnic militia against our people, recruiting and arming locals to kill our people and rustle their livestock as seen recently in Benue and Taraba states.

“We have lost over 1,000 people, including children, women and the aged and over 2 million cattle to this gang. We are more disturbed, today, as this state government hides under the self-created crises and blackmails the federal government into releasing to them security operatives to achieve their illegal and wicked agenda on our people…”

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