– Miyetti Allah has said that the resolution of the southern governors’ on open grazing is not binding on Fulanis
– Alhaji Bello Bodejo, the national president of the association, stated this on Monday, June 7, in an interview in Abuja
– Bodejo, however, distanced its members from Sunday attacks in Igangan in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state
FCT, Abuja – Amid the raging controversy on the ban on open grazing, the Fulani socio-cultural organisation, Miyetti Allah, has described the 17 governors of the southern states as jokers.
The national president of the association, Alhaji Bello Bodejo, stated this on Monday, June 7, in an exclusive interview with Daily Sun. This was in response to the proposed ban on open grazing in the region.
Bodejo further stated that his members were not bound by their position.
Miyetti Allah, however, distanced itself from Sunday attacks in Igangan in Ibarapa North local government area of Oyo state.
According to him, members of the association were peace-loving people, who could not have been involved in such a wicked act.
Fulani must be allowed to work freely in Nigeria
He said the Fulani have become “endangered species” across the country because of several negative reports in social and conventional media that paint them as enemies of the people and state.
Bodejo appealed to Fulani people across the country to remain calm, peaceful and law-abiding in spite of provocations.
ACF expresses support for southern governors’ ban on open grazing
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the mouthpiece of northern Nigeria, expressed support for the call of the southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle.
It was reported that the ACF chairman and immediate past minister of agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbe, made this known in a statement on Monday, May 17.
The former minister, however, said there is the need to advise the governors in all states not to think that merely banning open grazing would end the crisis, stressing that the bulk of the violent herders are the ones marching in from neighbouring African countries in large numbers.