Coordinator of the Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders, Aliyu Mohammed, has stated that the blockage of cattle and foodstuffs to the South West via Kwara State will proceed till the protection of Fulani is assured within the area.
Mohammed chatting with newsmen after an important assembly of the association in Ilorin on Sunday, stated the motion is a warning shot to make sure a peaceable operation of businesses by the Fulani and to finish the harassment of the tribe within the south. He additionally stated not all Fulani are criminals, including “Simply as you’ve got in any society the place there are good and dangerous individuals.”
Mohammed insisted that “It isn’t solely Fulanis that commit crimes within the nation, but it surely was unhappy that all the pieces taking place now’s heaped on Fulani herdsmen.”
The coordinator stated the association was ready to fish out the dangerous eggs amongst. According to him, “Now we have concluded at our meeting right now that anyone who involves Kwara State claiming to be Fulani herder underneath questionable circumstances, can be reported to the safety businesses for vital motion.
“Our vigilantes will monitor the bush and the forests the place there aren’t any safety businesses and report suspected cattle rustlers who disguise as cattle herders to perpetrate crimes,” he added.
Mohammed appealed to the Federal authorities to arrest Sunday Igboho, who evicted the Fulani from Igangan in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, for the alleged destruction of their properties and killing of their individuals.
He, nonetheless, counseled Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for his statesmanship in accommodating and cooperating to make sure the protected touchdown of Fulanis within the state.