The Bauchi State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Tuesday known as on President Muhammadu Buhari to, as a matter of urgency, name leaders, together with governors, fanning the ember of violence to order.
Addressing a press convention on the Press Centre of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bauchi State Council, the state chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, stated latest statements made by the some political leaders was a transparent indication that the unity of Nigeria was at stake and may solely be protected by President Buhari.
Talking towards the backdrop of latest utterances by some state governors, even to the extent of threatening to expel Fulani herders from their territories, Ahmed stated all these level to the truth that some individuals had the agenda of instigating violence aimed toward cleaning the Fulani individuals from the land.
“The place of our state council on these points is to name on the President to shortly handle these leaders who’re violating the structure by disenfranchising on the elemental rights of some specific members of the society.
“The statements made by the these leaders are a transparent indication that the unity of Nigeria is at stake and may solely be protected by Mr President,” the MACBAN state chairman stated.
He notably urged the President to sanction governors of Benue, Ekiti, Oyo, Taraba States
In accordance with him, the latest assertion made by Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, to the impact that herders have been compelled to defend themselves by carrying arms because of the failure of the nation and its residents to guard them was getting used to assault the governor.
The MACBAN chairman assured that the affiliation will proceed to coach to stay regulation abiding residents of Nigeria and reject any try by any tribe to criminalise them.
“We’ll proceed to coach and enlighten our members to proceed to be regulation abiding however ought to lawfully reject any try by a gaggle of tribes in Nigeria attempting to regulate and instigate violence in a united Nigeria.”
Whereas expressing assist for Governor Mohammed on his assertion on Fulani herders defending themselves towards assaults, Ahmed threatened that farmers amongst MACBAN members would cease transportation of meals objects to the Southern a part of the nation ought to risk towards Fulani continued.
“We assist the chief governor of Bauchi State that after the lives and properties of residents are in peril, we have now no possibility than defending ourselves.
“We warn that when these points proceed to linger, we are going to advise our members who produce animals and foodstuff to cease the transportation of such meals objects to the South.”