The Bauchi State branch of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) on Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently call on leaders, including governors, to stoke the embers of violence to order.
Addressing a press conference at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Center, Bauchi State Council, MACBAN State Chairman Alhaji Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, said recent statements by some political leaders made it clear that the unity of Nigeria was at stake and could only be protected by President Buhari.
Speaking against the background of recent statements by some state governors, even to the point of threatening to expel Fulani pastoralists from their territories, Ahmed said that all of this underscored the fact that some people aimed to incite to violence aimed at cleaning the Fulani people from the earth.
“The position of our Council of State on these issues is to call on the president to quickly address leaders who violate the constitution by depriving their fundamental rights of the fundamental rights of certain particular members of society.
“The statements made by these leaders make it clear that the unity of Nigeria is at stake and can only be protected by Mr. President,” said the state chairman of MACBAN.
He particularly urged the president to sanction the governors of the states of Benue, Ekiti, Oyo and Taraba
According to him, the recent statement made by the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Mohammed, that pastoralists were forced to defend themselves by carrying weapons due to the failure of the country and its citizens to protect them. , was used to attack the governor.
MACBAN president assured that the association will continue to educate to remain law-abiding citizens of Nigeria and reject any attempt by any tribe to criminalize them.
“We will continue to educate and enlighten our members to continue to obey the law, but we should legally reject any attempt by any tribal group in Nigeria that attempts to control and incite violence in a united Nigeria. .
While expressing support for Governor Mohammed for his statement on protecting Fulani pastoralists from attack, Ahmed threatened that farmers among MACBAN members would stop transporting food to the south of the country if the threat against the Fulani continued. .
“We support the Executive Governor of Bauchi State who, once the lives and property of citizens are in danger, we have no choice but to protect ourselves.
“We are warning that when these problems persist, we will advise our members who produce animals and food to stop transporting these food products south.”