According to MACBAN armed Fulani herdsmen terrorizing people are not Nigerians.
The Chairman of MACBAN, Giwa Council, Ibrahim Abubakar, while fielding questions from journalists yesterday at a retreat organized for the leaderships of the group from 23 councils of the state on security challenges encountered by cattle rearers in the state.
He furthter stated that, “Not all Fulanis are bad, there are many good people among us, but those pastoralist are coming from neighboring countries are the ones spoiling our name. We are people of integrity and good character, but these people have come and damaged our reputation.”
Abubakar said cattle rearers in Giwa council and other parts of Kaduna state are facing a lot of security challenges, ranging from cattle rustling, destruction of property and killings.
“The bandits are always coming to kill us and rustle away our cows. They have been coming to destroy our properties as well. This issue has become a critical one that requires state of emergency” he stated.
While speaking, state chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Haruna Usman, urged his members to be vigilant and fish out evil perpetrators in their area.
“We, the Miyetti Allah, are distancing ourselves from the insecurity issues, and we have been calling on our people to ensure that if they are living with someone whose ways are not pure, they should notify the security agents and if they are afraid of informing security agents, they should come and tell us so that we can do that”, he said.