The coordinator of the Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders (MACBAN), Aliyu Mohammed, has said foodstuff will not be transported to the Southwest through Kwara until the safety of Fulani is guaranteed.
He stated this on Sunday while speaking to Daily Post after a crucial meeting of the association in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
Mohammed said the decision to stop foodstuff to the southwest was just a warning to ensure a peaceful operation of businesses by the Fulani and to end the harassment of the tribe in the south.
He also dismissed allegations levelled against the Fulani, claiming that not all of them were criminals, adding “Just as you have in any society where there are good and bad people.”
Mohammed insisted that “It is not only Fulanis that commit crimes in the country, but it was sad that everything happening now is heaped on Fulani herdsmen.”
The coordinator said the association was ready to fish out the bad eggs in their midst.
According to him, “We have concluded at our meeting today that anybody who comes to Kwara State claiming to be Fulani herder under questionable circumstances, will be reported to the security agencies for necessary action.
“Our vigilantes will monitor the bush and the forests where there are no security agencies and report suspected cattle rustlers who disguise as cattle herders to perpetrate crimes.”
Mohammed appealed to the Federal government to arrest Sunday Igboho, who evicted the Fulani from Igangan in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, for the alleged destruction of their properties and killing of their people.