Open grazing: Miyetti Allah tells Fulani herders to vacate southern states

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The Chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has urged its members to vacate the 17 southern states, where governors have decided to ban open grazing.

MACBAN chairman, Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, said: “This is a simple calculation. We are heading for secession. The rulers are longer interested in the . If some are banned open grazing, there is nothing more. Fulani should move out there. It is very simple.

“Must we transport the cattle there? have said it before. We have an option of breeding our cattle here (North). We are peace lovers. Let them come and buy . It is some ’s fault.

“Criminality started in the South. Armed robbery, kidnapping. all started in the South. We have been watching these television. And if these are being transited to the North, and you know we have a that is not protecting the of the . Everyone takes laws into hands.

“The Southern governors can do that. There is problem, let them do what they want. If the feel like, they can also do it too (banning open grazing)…”

Sadiq charged southern governors to face criminal groups in the South and leave Fulani alone.

He said: “The is there as a figurehead. He doesn’t know what he’s doing. He is not controlling anybody. In our country , everyone does what he feels like. The country is already moving apart. Where is the central , if some governors can meet and take decisions that are against the …?”

Sadiq said the solution to Nigeria’s security challenge is for the “ to step aside or for to put heads together and elect a credible in 2023, a leader with focus and competence. Nigeria should get a leader with a good example, who is ready to sacrifice life for subjects.”  (The Guardian)