The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has asked the governors and the security agencies in the South East to stop the killing of Fulani herders and their cattle in the zone.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the national secretary of the association, Saleh Hassan, demanded protection of his members and their businesses in the zone.
He said, “Because as we gradually move towards the 2023 elections, we’re seeing heightened aggression against our peace-loving herders in southern part of the country.
“And this portends grievous danger to the unity of this country, and even to the successful conduct of the forthcoming elections if these threats are not nipped in the bud.”
Hassan asked state governors who had allegedly received money from the federal government for the purpose of establishing ranches in their states to account for it.
He said the association would sue Benue State Government over “the official cattle rustling” by livestock guards “seizing cattle from herders across Taraba and Nasarawa State borders to be auctioned periodically in the state.”