Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders

The Anambra State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has lamented the treatment Fulani herdsmen get from residents of the state.

The association said residents of the state denied its members accomodations, which had affected their businesses.

The people of the South-Eastern state no longer rent houses to Fulani herdsmen in the state.

This was revealed by the association’s leader in South East, while addressing newsmen during the weekend after attending Governor Charles Soludo’s one-year Anniversary in office.

He said members of the association were denied accomodations at Anaku, Umueje, Omor, Igbakwu, Omasi, Umumbo, Umuerum and Ifite-Ogwari all in Ayamelum local government council of the areas of the state.

He therefore sought the intervention of the state Governor, Professor Charles Soludo to ensure urgent peace and oneness.

Siddiki said Fulani herdsmen still related peacefully with indigenes in spite of “some cases of misunderstanding.”

Siddiki said: “Our interest in the areas was purely economic. No herder was interested in contesting the ownership of land with members of their host communities across the state.

“We commended the Police and DSS for their prompt responses whenever there is a conflict between our members and our host communities in the state.”

He said the Fulani herdsmen need a secure environment to do their traditional business.

“We are ready to support our host communities in any capacity they want us to, in order to make life meaningful for everyone and to sustain the already peaceful co-existence in the areas,” Siddiki added.

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