Fulani herdsmen: Miyetti Allah lists conditions for peace

If the governors in the South-East want Fulani herdsmen to stop attacking their farmers, there are certain conditions they must meet.

This is according to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the region.

Gidado Siddiki, who leads the association in the South-East, says some governors’ call for mechanised grazing will not work if the government is not ready to foot the bill.

“The government should train us so that we can plan with the modern system of animal husbandry because the majority of us have no knowledge of mechanised farming,” he said.

“The training and re-training of Fulani herdsmen on mechanized grazing, provision of land for ranching in the 36 states of the federation and the FCT and regular town hall meetings between governments, farmers and the herders in the affected areas will bring an end to the lingering crisis between the farmers and herders in the country.”

Sidikki made the comments in Anambra on Saturday.

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