On Monday, January 25, 2021, the leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria met with the Yoruba Governors Association. The meeting was held to resolve differences between herdsmen and the Ondo State government that had promised herders to leave the desert.
Yoruba Governors: Rotimi Akeredolu; Gboyega Oyetola; Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Seyi Makinde and the likes of Mohammed Badaru and Atiku Bagudu attended the meeting.
Reports say that herdsmen will be registered to end the violence.
Here is a summary of some of the decisions made at the end of the meeting:
- Security is a national issue that affects every ethnic and religious group that needs to be addressed.
- Journalists have reversed what the Ondo State governor said when he said the Herdsmen in the bush should leave.
- All offenders must be arrested and punished, regardless of their religion, ethnicity, or status.
- There is a need for cooperation between the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and the security forces.
- No people have been evicted from the southwest state in Nigeria.
- Grazing in the dark time of the night is prohibited from now on.
- Allowing children to graze is dangerous, it is forbidden.
- Living in the bush is condemned as illegal.
- The people of Miyetti Allah are suffering from kidnappings and other security problems.
- Miyetti Allah is ready to assist the states in overcoming insecurity.
- Public grazing must be stopped to end the conflict between Herdsmen and farmers.
- MACBAN Herdsmen Association supports the introduction of modern breeding techniques aimed at preventing livestock grazing.
Governors at yesterday's meeting Photo: Twitter From @SeyiMakinde Source: Twitter
- A committee comprising of government officials, farmers, Miyetti Allah members will be set up in the required states to ensure success.
Yesterday, it was heard that the actions of some vicious Herdsmen forced the Fulani leaders to apologize at a meeting held in Oyo State on Sunday.
Herdsmen have snatched N50m from their hostages in Iganga, Oyo State, prompting Fulani leaders to apologize. The Fulani Emir of Igbo Ora and the Fulani Emir of Eruwa has apologized for all the actions of their herdsmen.