MIYETTI ALLAH LOOKS FOR INFILTRATORS IN ENUGU, HOLDS SENSITISATION

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria says it has begun the sensitisation of its members in the 14 Fulani settlements in Enugu State in order to check infiltrators. The South-East Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Enugu. Siddiki said that the sensitisation tour had also taken them to the cattle and perishable goods markets in the state. He said that it had become necessary for the Fulani community to be sensitive to their environment in order…

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MURDERED MIYETTI ALLAH LEADER WAS A POLICE INFORMANT, RECENTLY HONOURED BY STATE COMMAND

A leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been shot dead. Saidu Kolaku was the zonal vice chairman of MACBAN, Adamawa South, until he was shot dead on Saturday. His death has been described by an official of MACBAN and other informed persons in the state as being a possible reprisal attack. Mr Kolaku had been assisting security operatives in tracking down kidnappers and other criminals. He was recently honoured by the state police command for his efforts. The police spokesman in the Adamawa State, Sulaiman Nguroje,…

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MIYETTI ALLAH LEADER KILLED IN ADAMAWA

Fikayo Olowolagba  The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has reacted to the killing of Saidu Kolaku, the zonal vice-chairman of the body. DAILY POST reported that Kolaku was shot dead on Saturday after unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the Fulani leader located at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa Local Government, Adamawa State. His death was confirmed by the police spokesman in the Adamawa State, Sulaiman Nguroje in a statement. The statement read: “Unknown gunmen stormed the resident of the Fulani leader located at Sabon Pegi in…

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MIYETTI ALLAH DEFENDS FULANI HERDSMEN OVER MURDER OF CATHOLIC PRIEST

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has said that Fulani herdsmen were not responsible for the killing of the Catholic priest of St James the Greater Parish, Ugbawka, Enugu State on Thursday. The group said it was part of security and peace committee in Enugu State, hence, it was bound to control its members and ensures that criminals do not infiltrate its members conducting their business of cow rearing. Chairman of MACBAN in South East, Alhaji Giddado Siddiki, in a statement on Saturday said: “Again, our hearts…

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MIYETTI ALLAH CALLS FOR OBASANJO’S ARREST

Herdsmen under Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has called for the immediate arrest of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo. The demand of the pastoralists is in response to the open letter of the former president wherein President Muhammadu Buhari was called upon to decisively tackle the insecurity bedeviling the nation. In his epistle, Mr Obasanjo also called for a national dialogue where ethnic groups can be open about their grievances that have led to the insecurity in the country. In reaction, the National Secretary of the Miyetti Allah,…

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WHY KILLINGS WILL NOT STOP IN ZAMFARA BY MIYETTI ALLAH PRESIDENT

Gusau – Rabiu Zuru, national president of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said on Tuesday that the Fulani people had been pushed to the wall and that was why killings and kidnapping had remained pervasive in Zamfara State. Addressing the state governor and stakeholders at a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, the Fulani leader maintained that the Hausa community had offended the Fulani people beyond forgiveness. According to him, the Hausa people would sell portions of lands to the Fulani people only to sell…

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MIYETTI ALLAH PROPOSES DAVID UMAHI FOR 2023 PRESIDENCY

The leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Thursday, June 20, proposed the governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi for the 2023 presidency, the Nation reports. MACBAN leadership during the South East Security Summit in Enugu said Umahi is the next president of Nigeria after Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure ends in 2023. Speaking at the summit, the national president of MACBAN, Muhammadu Kirowa said the governor as the chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum was able to ensure civility between herdsmen and their respective hosts in…

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NO TO FULANI VIGILANTES IN IGBOLAND, OHANEZE TELLS MIYETTI ALLAH

By Henry Umoru & Dennis Agbo •Ohanaeze ‘ll resist Fulani vigilantes in Igboland —Nwodo •We’re not against cattle rearing, but…, say S/East Govs •It’s a provocative agenda—Afenifere •We’ll make our position on state police known soon —Govs •Police bemoan lack of personnel We need Fulani vigilantes in S-East — Miyetti Allah ENUGU — TO combat insecurity, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has called for establishment of Fulani Youth Vigilante body in the South-East to complement those in their host communities’ and other constituted security apparatus in the…

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MIYETTI ALLAH FINALLY ADMITS, CLARIFIES 100BIL NAIRA DEMAND FROM FG

Tobi Aworinde, Abuja The National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Saleh Alhassan, has said his group indeed demanded from the Federal Government the payment of N100bn to herders but for the construction of ranches and not for amnesty as reported on social media. Alhassan made the clarification in an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday. He claimed former President Goodluck Jonathan promised to give them the money and that was what informed their decision to support his re-election in 2015. The Miyetti Allah chief, however, said that after Jonathan left, the…

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IT’S SHAMEFUL FOR PRESIDENCY TO COMPARE MIYETTI ALLAH WITH AFENIFERE, OHANEZE – TUNDE BAKARE

Ademola Oni Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, on Sunday, described as shameful the Presidency’s attempt to put herders’ group, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, on the same social status as the Yoruba and Igbo socio-cultural bodies, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, respectively. Bakare made his position known in a sermon in the church in Ogba, Lagos State. He said it was more shameful for the Presidency to exclude the North’s socio-cultural organisation, the Arewa Consultative Forum, from its illogical comparison. Speaking on “The sign…

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