Miyeti Allah decides to end the sale of livestock in the south by threatening to sue Ortom
The state branch of the Miyeti Allah Livestock Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has threatened to ban its members from selling and supplying livestock to the south if the planned eviction of Fulani herders by some governors takes effect.
MACBAN also threatened to bring Benue State Governor Samuel Orthom to trial if he does not back down from his claims, which he made by labeling Fulani pastors.
MACBAN Bauchi President, Abubakar Sadik, told reporters at a press conference in Bauchi that: “If he does not withdraw his statement immediately, there will be no choice but legal means to clear Fulani’s name as a group, ethnic group. “
He said that the persecution of the Fulani shepherds began with the Benue Law against Pastures.
He explained that “although the law did not work, it created problems for the shepherds,” adding that “people should be fair to the Fulani race; they should not be called criminals. Government at all levels. It should create an enabling environment. an atmosphere for the Fulani and others to carry out their legitimate activities without persecution or accusation. We are all Nigerians and therefore should be treated the same. ”
It should be remembered that the governors of the states of Bauchi and Benue Bala Mohammed and Samuel Hortom, respectively, exchanged words about the right of shepherds to carry AK-47 assault rifles.
While Bala said the shepherds were carrying AK-47s for protection, Orthom challenged his colleague Bauchi for supporting “illegal” actions.
Source: – Daily Trust