Afenifere, IYC condemn group over comments on grazing in the South

The Fulani herdsmen situation might lead to a breakdown of law and order if not checked.

 

MCBAN earlier said nobody can stop its members from grazing in the South, adding that it was their constitutional right to move freely.

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MCBAN) is the umbrella body of the Fulani herdsmen.

Punch reports that the Secretary-General of Afenifere, Chief Sehinde Arogbofa, said “That cannot be the solution to the problem; it would rather aggravate it. Some people are domiciled in the South and if there is an element of inconvenience from the people living with them, it should be resolved in a peaceful atmosphere so that nobody is taken for granted.

“I don’t believe a serious person can say that.”

Also the Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide (IYCW) has slammed the umbrella body of the Fulani herdsmen for making such comments.

Mr. Eric Omare, spokesman of the IYCW also said the Fulani herdsmen situation might lead to a breakdown of law and order if not checked.

Omare said “The insistence by Fulani herdsmen to continue their cattle grazing in the South despite reservation expressed by southerners is an invitation to anarchy.

“They cannot rely on the freedom of movement to be killing people outside Fulani land. The IYC thinks that the President and the northern political leaders’ support that the herdsmen enjoy is responsible for their arrogant insistence to continue to graze cattle in the South.”

Meanwhile, a former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of protecting the Fulani herdsmen.

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