Miyetti Allah blames herdsmen attacks on government’s complacency
Following the crisis rocking Southern Kaduna, officials of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) have accused the Federal Government of complacency in the activities of killer herdsmen ravaging the country.
MACBAN said the porous nature of Nigerian borders is responsible for the free entry and exit of the herdsmen from neighbouring West African countries.
Addressing a press conference at the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, (NUJ) in Kaduna yesterday, MACBAN assistant national secretary general, Ibrahim Abdullahi said, “our borders are porous, people come in and go out anytime they want. That is why people mixed things up, you begin to suspect the Fulani man that you grew up with when anything happens.”
Abdullahi stressed, “It is either Nigeria opt out of the ECOWAS protocol or the country applies the conditions. We should ensure that anybody coming into the country, we know when he is coming, where he is going and control what they are coming with.”
Meanwhile, the Interfaith Forum of Muslim and Christian Women’s Association, also known as Women Interfaith Council (WIC) has called on all and sundry to shun all forms of hate speeches and embrace peace in the interest of peaceful coexistence.