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You Are A Thorn In Fulani Flesh – Miyetti Allah To Governor Ortom
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You Are A Thorn In Fulani Flesh – Miyetti Allah To Governor Ortom

Alhaji Bello Bodejo is the President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organization. In this interview, he registered his displeasure with the level of hatred his people have received from the Benue State government. Excerpts: Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, openly accused your association of trying to assassinate him. Is the allegation true? That allegation is unacceptable to us and we demand a thorough investigation to unravel the true situation. We have used all available media platforms to inform Nigerians that we were never behind the alleged attempted assassination of the governor, but he has continued to shout to the world that our people are behind the assassination attempt. The governor alleged that you and your people held a meeting in Adamawa...
Bayelsa Gives Miyetti Allah, Others 14-day Ultimatum To Vacate Yenagoa
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Bayelsa Gives Miyetti Allah, Others 14-day Ultimatum To Vacate Yenagoa

The Bayelsa State Livestock Management Committee has issued a two-week ultimatum to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and other livestock dealers to move their livestock out of Yenagoa, the state capital, and its environs. The Chairman of the 23-man committee and Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Mr. David Alagoa, made this known in an interview with journalists after a meeting between the committee and some South-south chapters of the MACBAN at the ministry, yesterday. Alagoa warned that at the expiration of the notice, the committee would impound their cows as a movement by foot either at night or in the day would not be tolerated in the state. He urged residents to be patient as talks were ongoing with the MACBAN, stressing ...
Herders Won’t Be At A Disadvantage If Nigeria Is Divided – Miyetti Allah
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Herders Won’t Be At A Disadvantage If Nigeria Is Divided – Miyetti Allah

Fulani socio-cultural group, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says herdsmen won’t be at a disadvantage if Nigeria is divided. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. According to him, northern governors would develop the livestock value chain if they stop getting “oil money” from the Federal Government. Growing disaffection and dissatisfaction in the country had made some persons declare their support for Yoruba Nation and Biafra Republic. Popular Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho; as well as the Chairman of socio-political group, the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, Prof Banji Akintoye, and other proponents of self-determ...
Displaced Herders Have Become Bandits Terrorising Nigeria – Miyetti Allah
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Displaced Herders Have Become Bandits Terrorising Nigeria – Miyetti Allah

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says herders are facing so many challenges from hostile host committees including vigilante groups and other criminal elements who rustle cows in the country. The group said some displaced herders in the country, who were dispossessed of their cows, end up becoming bandits carrying out several attacks including kidnapping on Nigerians. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. Alhassan said it was unfair to label every herder as a criminal, adding that it was sad that herders have been singled out for victimisation. He said the herders now turned bandits were fighting an economic fight and not an ideological...
2023: South-West Governors Creating Problem For Tinubu – Miyetti Allah
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2023: South-West Governors Creating Problem For Tinubu – Miyetti Allah

One of the umbrella bodies of herdsmen in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, says South-West governors, with their anti-herdsmen stance, are creating problem for the All Progressives Congress Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, and his rumoured presidential ambition in 2023. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, spoke on Wednesday while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable. Of late, nomadic herders in parts of the country, especially in the South-West geopolitical zone, have been accused of trespassing on farmlands of host farmers with their cattle. Farm produce worth millions of naira have been destroyed in the last few months. Some herders have also been accused of raping women in host communities, kidnapping the rich and in some cases, killing host residen...
‘Miyetti Allah Planning To Eliminate Me’ – Ortom Cries To Buhari
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‘Miyetti Allah Planning To Eliminate Me’ – Ortom Cries To Buhari

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has accused the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, of planning to eliminate him. Ortom said the leadership of MACBAN targeted him and were planning to eliminate him. He spoke after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, on Tuesday. Governor Ortom disclosed that his lawyers would petition MACBAN’s leadership. “My lawyer is going to make a petition against the leadership of MACBAN because they came out to target me and behind the scene, they are planning to eliminate me in my own land. “If I can’t go to the farm as governor with entire security around me then who else can go to the farm? You can imagine the pains that we have here in Benue State,” Ortom stated. Gunmen suspected to be her...
30 Herdsmen, 322 Cows Missing In Anambra – Miyetti Allah Writes Police
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30 Herdsmen, 322 Cows Missing In Anambra – Miyetti Allah Writes Police

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has written to the police over alleged attacks on Fulani herders in Anambra State. MACBAN said there had been increasing violence against herders around Ayamelum, Anambra East, Orumba South, Dunukofia LGAs. The South Eastern Zone Chapter reported the matter to the Deputy Inspector General of Police, E Department, Force Headquarters. The letter signed by the Zonal Chairman, Gidado Siddiki, said the attacks resulted in casualties. The formal complaint stated that 30 Fulani herders and 322 cows are missing. “The lives of members of MACBAN are in danger in parts of these concerned communities. “We, therefore, ask for your urgent interventions to forestall further loss of lives and properties,” it read. A...
Nigerians React As Miyetti Allah President Uses Convoy, Flashy SUV, Police Escorts
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Nigerians React As Miyetti Allah President Uses Convoy, Flashy SUV, Police Escorts

There were mixed reactions on Monday from Nigerians when photographs of the National President of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore surfaced on the internet, showing he uses police escorts and Toyota Sport Utility Vehicles. It was not clear where the National President was heading, but the photographs show he was moving within a town as his convoy of about three SUVs appeared to be moving alongside some yellow tricycles and guarded by a police escort. Some Nigerians described the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president’s convoy as expensive, saying such glamour shows the flamboyant lifestyle herdsmen currently live. For instance, @EjioforOnyishi on Twitter said, "This can only be possible in (Muhammadu) Buhari regime, very unfortunate." @Isi_Miyake5 said, "They’re the first-class ...
We Are Tired Of Open Grazing — Miyetti Allah
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We Are Tired Of Open Grazing — Miyetti Allah

Miyetti Allah Breeders Association of Nigeria says it is tired of open grazing in Ondo State, calling on government to make provision for ranches as a way of putting an end to frequent herdsmen/ farmers’ crises. The Chairman of the association in the state, Alhaji Bello Garba, stated this on Wednesday in Akure. Garba was speaking during a public hearing on a bill to regulate rearing and grazing of livestock and provide for the establishment of ranches and other related matters. He said that the association would support any peaceful move to address the issue in the state, adding that farmers and herdsmen must carry out their respective activities without clashing. According to him, the association has been begging the state government to register Fulani men in all the local go...
There Will Be Consequences If Miyetti Allah Disobeys Open Grazing Laws — Agbekoya
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There Will Be Consequences If Miyetti Allah Disobeys Open Grazing Laws — Agbekoya

Agbekoya Farmers’ Society, on Sunday, took a swipe at the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for opposing the ban imposed on open grazing of cattle in the South-West region. Miyetti Allah had insisted that the ban was tantamount to an eviction notice. Secretary-General of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Saleh Alhassan, in an interview, had said the ban on open grazing was targeted at destroying the means of livelihood of herdsmen and radicalise the herders. On its part, Agbekoya Farmers Association chided the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore over their refusal to obey the South-West Governors’ open grazing laws, saying there will be consequences if they failed to obey the law. President-General of the group, Chief Kamorudeen Okikiola, said: “Can a Southerner or a Yoruba man living...
Miyetti Allah Alleges Murder Of Fulani Leader, Wakili
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Miyetti Allah Alleges Murder Of Fulani Leader, Wakili

The most wanted Fulani herdsman in Ibarapa Local Government of Oyo State, Iskili Wakili was allegedly killed in the early hours of Sunday. According to reports reaching DAILY POST, he was killed along with his wife, and three children, while his house and cattle were burnt to ashes. The operation was allegedly led by Sunday Igboho and his group. Recall that Sunday Igboho championed the eviction of the Sarkin Fulani, Salihu Abdulkadir in Igangan, following the quit notice issued him and his people recently in the Ibarapa Local Government Area. Salihu relocated to Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, following his eviction. Reacting to the latest development, the coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Kwara State, Aliyu Mohammed, described it “as unaccepta...
Buhari’s Order To Shoot People With AK-47 Also Affects Amotekun – Miyetti Allah
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Buhari’s Order To Shoot People With AK-47 Also Affects Amotekun – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Association has said that the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to security agencies to shoot anyone seen with AK-47 rifles also affects “Amotekun and other ethnic militias.” The association added that it does not have any problem with the order because its herders do not carry AK-47 rifles. The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore National Secretary, Saleh Alhassan, stated this during an interview with SaharaReporters, noting that every non-state actor carrying rifles was bound by the presidential order. Alhassan said, “First and foremost, our members don’t carry AK-47 riles. But if you have criminals that carry weapons, they are not state actors. So, if the President who is the Commander-in-Chief and whose responsibility it is to ensure law and order in ...
Miyetti Allah Backs Obiano’s Order Declaring AK-47-Carrying Herdsmen Criminals
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Miyetti Allah Backs Obiano’s Order Declaring AK-47-Carrying Herdsmen Criminals

THE South-East chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has expressed its support for Governor Willie Obiano’s pronouncement of treating any herder illegally possessing firearms as a criminal. The Chairman of the group, Gidago Sidikki, stated this on Thursday while reacting to a statement credited to Obiano wherein he ordered the police and other security agencies to treat any herder found in possession of AK-47 rifle as an armed robber. The governor had in a stakeholders’ security summit in Awka on Monday ordered security agencies to treat any herder carrying AK-47 as a criminal. Obiano said the order would be in force after the state had taken a headcount of herders in the state. Sidikki said, “The governor’s order is in line with the already ex...
No Food Supply To South-West Until Fulanis Are Safe – Miyetti Allah
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No Food Supply To South-West Until Fulanis Are Safe – Miyetti Allah

Coordinator of the Kwara State chapter of Miyetti Allah Association of Cattle Breeders, Aliyu Mohammed, has said that the blockage of cattle and foodstuffs to the South West through Kwara State will continue until the safety of Fulani is guaranteed in the region. Speaking to DAILY POST shortly after a crucial meeting of the association in Ilorin on Sunday, Mohammed, said the action is a warning shot to ensure a peaceful operation of businesses by the Fulani and to end the harassment of the tribe in the south. He debunked 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 sa...
Herdsmen Carrying Guns On Social Media Are Photoshopped – Miyetti Allah
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Herdsmen Carrying Guns On Social Media Are Photoshopped – Miyetti Allah

The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has declared that the pictures of herdsmen bearing guns and other weapons in the social media are usually photoshopped. In his opinion, Fulani herders are mostly uneducated and consequently have no skills to operate guns. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the Miyetti Allah leader noted: “The people alleging this just want to create problems in Nigeria. A Fulani who is not educated; didn’t go to school, how will he know how to operate gun? The people carrying guns are the Amotekun and other vigilantes being created here and there. Herdsmen are not carrying any guns; they are just rearing their cows with their sticks.” He called on Christian pastors to join Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi, the famous Isla...
Don’t Carry AK-47 – Bala Mohammed Begs Herdsmen
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Don’t Carry AK-47 – Bala Mohammed Begs Herdsmen

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has pleaded with Fulani herders not to carry AK -47 riffles but remain peaceful . The governor , who made the plea in his speech at the launch of the 2020 / 2021 annual livestock vaccination campaign held at the Galambi Cattle Ranch , Bauchi , on Wednesday , described the Fulani people as humble , simple , and humane . He said, “ What I will do , I will not say it here, but I will do everything possible to make sure I protect you and lend support to you because I know you mean well. “Through time and history , you have been seen to be cajoled , and lampooned but you remained humane , you remained simple , you don ’t show so much aggression and of course, that humility is always what we recognized and this is what a character that should alwa...
Miyetti Allah Commends Bauchi Gov for Defending Armed Herdsmen, Blasts Gov Ortom and Akeredolu
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Miyetti Allah Commends Bauchi Gov for Defending Armed Herdsmen, Blasts Gov Ortom and Akeredolu

Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-Cultural Association, the umbrella body for Fulani community in Nigeria, has commended the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, for defending herdsmen who go about carrying AK47. On Thursday, February 11, Governor Mohammed at a function said that Fulani herdsmen carry AK47 rifles to protect themselves since the government isn't protecting them. He accused Governor Samuel Ortom of not accommodating other tribes like the Fulanis in Benue state “The governor that is most wrong is the governor of Benue State, my brother, and colleague Governor Samuel Ortom. If you don’t accommodate other tribes, we are also accommodating your tribes in Bauchi and other places.  We have so many Tiv people farming in Alkaleri, in Tafawa Balewa, farming in Bogoro LG...
Akeredolu Tells Miyetti Allah To Stop Defending Killer Herders
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Akeredolu Tells Miyetti Allah To Stop Defending Killer Herders

South-West governors on Monday said a lasting solution cannot be found to the issues of banditry and kidnapping in the region as long as Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) continues to support killer herdsmen who are not its members but because they share the same language. ­ The Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Fo­rum, Governor Rotimi Ak­eredolu of Ondo State, who disclosed this while speak­ing on Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today’, monitored by Daily Indepen­dent said rather than taking sides with the criminal ele­ments, Miyetti Allah should join hands with them in flush­ing them out. According to Akeredolu, most of the kidnap victims who have been debriefed after their rescue said their kidnappers speak a common language which is Fu...
Allow All Nigerians Bear Arms, Miyetti Allah Tells FG
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Allow All Nigerians Bear Arms, Miyetti Allah Tells FG

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeder’s Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has advised the Federal Government to allow every Nigerian bear firearms to protect themselves considering the security challenges in the country. The association made the call while reacting to a comment by Bauchi Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, that herdsmen are only carrying firearms for self- defence. Gov Mohammed had drawn heavy criticism after defending the right of herders to go about with AK-47 to defend themselves against cattle rustlers. Bauchi chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, told The Nation on Sunday there is nothing wrong with the Governor’s stand since he didn’t say herdsmen should go and cause chaos with it. According to him, since the Federal government can no longer protect citi...
Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah
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Nobody Can Force Us Out Of South-West – Miyetti Allah

Fulani herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have vowed to resist any eviction from the South-West, citing their rights as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution to live wherever they desire. Miyetti Allah also vowed to avenge the alleged attacks on and loss of herdsmen and their cattle, saying it would never tolerate any act of injustice on herders. The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Alhassan Saleh, stated these in an interview with Sunday PUNCH against a backdrop of the eviction notices issued to criminal herdsmen by some South-West groups and personalities. Saleh said it was wrong to drive herders out of any part of Nigeria and that even if there were criminals among them, it was the function of the government’s security forces to identi...
181 Kidnap Victims Freed In Katsina After Govt Negotiates With Bandits, Miyetti Allah
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181 Kidnap Victims Freed In Katsina After Govt Negotiates With Bandits, Miyetti Allah

NEGOTIATIONS with bandits in Katsina State by the state government, security agencies and Miyetti Allah have resulted in the release of 181 kidnap victims. Government and security forces said they plan to extend the negotiations to bandits in other ‘vulnerable’ northern states. Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, on Friday, said no fewer than 181 kidnapped victims had been rescued from the bandits through negotiations in recent time. He made this known while receiving another set of 77 kidnapped persons at the Government House, Katsina. According to the governor, the victims were released by their captors after negotiations led by the state government, in collaboration with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Army, Ni...
”If you Want Peace to Reign, Miyetti Allah Must be Arrested”- Benue state gov, Samuel Ortom, tells FG and Security agents
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”If you Want Peace to Reign, Miyetti Allah Must be Arrested”- Benue state gov, Samuel Ortom, tells FG and Security agents

Benue state governor, Samuel Oryom, has said that for peace to reign across the country, the Federal government and security agencies need to get the leadership of Miyetti Allah arrested. Governor Ortom who spoke during a meeting in his state today February 3, said the members of the group have owned up to carrying out nefarious activities and wonders why the Federal government is yet to act.   ''This country belongs to all of us and the presidency must act fast because time is going. From North West, North East, North Central, South West, South East, South South, there is general insecurity and this being propelled by herdsmen. I have made it a petition to the President and all security agencies before, that if they want peace, Miyetti Allah must be arrested. These are ...
Miyetti Allah Owns No Land In Nigeria, The Government Owns Them – Yerima Shettima
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Miyetti Allah Owns No Land In Nigeria, The Government Owns Them – Yerima Shettima

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, AYCF, on Tuesday, rubbished the remark by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore that Fulani herdsmen own all the lands in Nigeria. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima insisted that nobody owns any land in Nigeria. Speaking with DAILY POST, Shettima said the government owns all the lands in the country, contrary to the group’s remark. Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, the group leader, had made the remark while insisting that no power can remove Fulani herdsmen from any forests in any state. Bedejo was reacting to the seven-day ultimatum given to Fulani herdsmen in Ondo forests by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. Following the ultimatum which expired yesterday, Southwest governors had banned all forms of open grazing in the region. Reacting, Shettima ...
Herders Registration Begins, NGF, Miyetti Allah Back Akeredolu’s Order
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Herders Registration Begins, NGF, Miyetti Allah Back Akeredolu’s Order

The Ondo State Government on Monday said it had started registering herdsmen in the state with the aim of ejecting unregistered herders from the state’s forest reserves. The Special Adviser to state Governor on Security, Alhaji Jimoh Dojumo, disclosed this in an interview with one of our correspondents in Akure where the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and the Nigeria Governors Forum met. It was gathered that herdsmen had started leaving the Ondo State’s forest reserves in deference to the state government’s order, which was backed by governors’ forum and the Miyetti Allah at their meeting on Monday. The NGF and the cattle breeders’ meeting was on a seven-day ultimatum, which the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), on Monday last week issued herdsmen t...
Arrest Igboho Now, He Is Not More Powerful Than The Whole Country – Miyetti Allah:
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Arrest Igboho Now, He Is Not More Powerful Than The Whole Country – Miyetti Allah:

The Seriki Fulani of Oyo State, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, on Saturday said none of his children was killed in the alleged attack by youths on his Igangan settlement. SaharaReporters also learnt on Saturday evening that the attack on the Seriki's house happened shortly after a pro-Oodua Republic agitator, Sunday Igboho, and his men left Igangan. The Seriki however told SaharaReporters that his children and first wife sustained gunshot injuries and were responding to treatment at an undisclosed hospital. Meanwhile, the Chairman of the state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders of Nigeria, Alhaji Ibrahim Jiji, on Saturday urged the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, to work his talk by ensuring that Igboho is arrested. The Fulani leader said Makinde should consider Fulani...
Miyetti Allah Talking Nonsense On Land In Nigeria Belonging To Fulanis – Junaid
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Miyetti Allah Talking Nonsense On Land In Nigeria Belonging To Fulanis – Junaid

Dr. Junaid Mohammed, elder statesman and Second Republic lawmaker, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of creating Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore for po­litical purposes. He made the accusation while reacting, in an interview with Daily Independent, to recent con­troversies sparked by the leader­ship of the organisation led by Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, the Na­tional President. Junaid Mohammed said: “You can see that the whole thing is nothing but politics. “Miyetti Allah was created by the likes of Buhari himself, late Shehu Yar’Adua, and others. They wanted to use it for pol­itics and, today, it is being used of Sokoto and others for politics. The same thing goes for the former Emir of Kano who was sacked, Sanusi.” by the likes of the Sultan While condemning the order by Go...
Vacation Order: Akeredolu, South-West Governors To Meet Miyetti Allah On Monday
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Vacation Order: Akeredolu, South-West Governors To Meet Miyetti Allah On Monday

As the seven-day ultimatum issued by Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, to Fulani herdsmen to vacate the state’s forest reserves expired on Sunday, there is an indication that the South-West Governors would meet with the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria on Monday. It was gathered that the meeting would be held in Akure, the state capital. According to a source, the meeting was meant to find lasting solutions to the incessant killings, kidnapping, and crises between herdsmen and farmers in the region. The Ondo State Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Bello Garba, who confirmed the development, said the national leadership of the association had arrived in Akure in preparation for the peace meeting. He told The PUNCH, “The National Chairma...
High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow
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High Court Banned Open Grazing In 1969, Akeredolu Rules Effective Tomorrow

From tomorrow, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s seven-day grace to herdsmen to comply with a slew of rules will become effective. With the rules being challenged by Aso Rock and Miyetti Allah, a legal boost for correctness of the order has emerged in a revelation that a 1969 judgement in Abeokuta, Ogun state outlawed open cattle grazing. The judgment, which was not challenged, was given by Justice Adewale Thompson on 17 April, 1969 in Suit no AB/26/66. Johnson died in 2004 at the age of 82, his last role in retirement being secretary of Yoruba Elders Council (YCE). In his judgement, the jurist pronounced: “I do not accept the contention of Defendants that a custom exists which imposes an obligation on the owner of farm to fence his farm whilst the owner of cattle allows h...
IPOB Tantrums Can’t Distract Us From Presidential Bid – Ohanaeze
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IPOB Tantrums Can’t Distract Us From Presidential Bid – Ohanaeze

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the Indigenous People of Biafra to stop distracting it. It said the Ohanaeze had a focus of producing a president of Igbo extraction in 2023 and not secession. It maintained that IPOB would not be allowed to lead the Igbo at a time like this in Nigeria. The National Vice-President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, stated this in an interview with our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State. Describing the Igbo project of producing a president of Nigeria from the South-East geopolitical zone as a serious business, Okeke-Ogene asked IPOB to key into Ohanaeze plan instead of being antagonistic to the leadership of the socio-cultural organisation. IPOB had in the attack vowed not to recognise Obi...
Miyetti Allah: 20 Of Our Members Killed & Burnt In Niger State By Vigilante
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Miyetti Allah: 20 Of Our Members Killed & Burnt In Niger State By Vigilante

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,(MACBAN) has raised alarm over the gruesome killings of their members by members of Vigilante in Mashegu local government area of Niger state. Deputy National President of the Miyetti Allah Association, Alhaji Usaini Yusuf Bosso stated who raised the alarm while speaking with Journalists in Minna, Niger State yesterday said in the past few months, twenty of his members were not only killed but were also burnt beyond recognition within the local government alone. According to him, “twenty of our members have been killed by members of the Vigilante in Mashegu local government area and in most cases, their corpses were burnt beyond recognition by the suspected vigilante members. Besides the killing, a victim of the dastardl...
Our Agreement With Ondo Governor Didn’t Include Vacating Forest – Miyetti Allah
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Our Agreement With Ondo Governor Didn’t Include Vacating Forest – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has said that the agreement it had with the Ondo State Government was to stop night grazing and use of underage boys to graze cattle, adding that it could not be true that herders had been asked to vacate forest reserves in the state. The Miyetti Allah National Secretary, Baba Usman, stated this in an interview with SaharaReporters on Monday in reaction to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu’s statement that Fulani herdsmen had seven days to vacate forest reserves in the state. Usman noted that the meeting the cattle breeders had with the state government did not include the vacation of forest reserves in the state. He said, “I just spoke with my Ondo branch chairman. The governor of Ondo State emphasised on stopping night grazing...
Afenifere, PANDEF Kick, As Miyetti Allah Seeks Inclusion Of Fulani In Amotekun
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Afenifere, PANDEF Kick, As Miyetti Allah Seeks Inclusion Of Fulani In Amotekun

THE Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, yesterday, called for the inclusion of its members and other ethnic groups in the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, in Oyo State, to overcome the language barrier, which sometimes causes misunderstanding. The call by MACBAN, however, elicited angry reactions from other ethnic groups like the pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, the Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, and the Middle Belt Forum. The leader of the Fulani herders in Oyo State, Ibrahim Jiji, made the call, while speaking with newsmen at the Ibadan palace of Sarkin Sasa Sardaunan Yamaa, who is also the Chairman, Council of Arewa Traditional Rulers and Chiefs, in the Southern states. Jiji, who expressed sadness over the ki...
Over Hundred (100) Kidnapped People Rescued in Katsina state
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Over Hundred (100) Kidnapped People Rescued in Katsina state

The Katsina government has announced that no fewer than 104 people kidnapped by bandits in the state have been rescued. Speaking after receiving a batch of 77 rescued persons escorted to the Katsina Government House by the heavily armed security operatives, Governor Aminu Masari said the government achieved this in collaboration with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, the Nigerian Police, the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force, the Department of State Services (DSS), and other security agencies in the state. Out of the 104 people rescued, 16 came from Sabuwa, Faskari and Dandume areas, 10 were from Danmusa, and the remaining 77 people came from Batsari and Jibia. Masari said the rescue operation was in continuation of an exercise which started with the recovery ...
Tinubu Is Using EndSARS Protest As A Plot To Overthrow Buhari – Miyetti Allah
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Tinubu Is Using EndSARS Protest As A Plot To Overthrow Buhari – Miyetti Allah

Fulani Pastoral Group, Miyetti Allah has described the #EndSARS protests as part of a plot by some Southern Politicians to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari and force the North to give up its 'right' to contest for 2023 Elections. In a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, jointly signed by the President and Secretary of the Organization, Bello Badejo and Saleh Alhassan, queried why the protests are still ongoing despite the Federal government's disbandment of the rogue SARS police unit. The described the blockage of roads and major highways by the protesters as a scheme to ground the entire country. "The protests have, undoubtedly, yielded the desired results with the government accepting their genuine demands and working to address all of them. For us, Nigerian ci...
Nnamdi Kanu Reacts As Miyetti Allah Declares Fulani Will Rule Nigeria Forever
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Nnamdi Kanu Reacts As Miyetti Allah Declares Fulani Will Rule Nigeria Forever

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the declaration made by the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, that the Fulani own Nigeria and will rule the country forever. Kanu said that his group, the IPOB, had for years warned, screamed and worked tirelessly to let the whole world know what is happening now and about to happen but they (Kanu and his followers) were ignored, insulted, spat at and ridiculed. Abdullahi had in an interview at the weekend also disclosed that his organisation had concluded arrangements to flag-off its own security outfit which would be deployed across the country. The Fulani leader had said that no one can drive away his people from any part of the country because “They produced Nig...
MURIC Reacts To Statement Allegedly Made By Miyetti Allah
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MURIC Reacts To Statement Allegedly Made By Miyetti Allah

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) rejects a statement credited to Miyetti Allah in which the group allegedly said that Fulani will rule forever. We call on Miyetti Allah to confirm or deny the alleged statement. We affirm that Nigeria belongs to no particular tribe and every ethnic group has a stake in the Nigerian project. Leadership is therefore not the birthright of any ethnicity. We appeal to Nigerians to ignore the statement allegedly made by Miyetti Allah and to allow the group to make clarifications. We call on leaders to avoid divisive, explosive and provocative statements. We strongly suspect that the alleged statement is either a product of fake news or that the real statement had been deliberately distorted or that Miyetti Allah leader has been inadvertently misquot...
The Fulani Will Rule Nigeria Forever Because They Own It – Miyetti Allah
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The Fulani Will Rule Nigeria Forever Because They Own It – Miyetti Allah

The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has openly boasted that the Fulani ethnic group own Nigeria and will rule it forever in an interview with the Sun. In the usual power-drunk tirade that comes from the organisation on a regular basis, the President of the Herdsmen association also revealed that plans had been concluded to flag off a Miyetti Allah vigilante group with 100,000 members which will be deployed to every state in Nigeria. Bello Abdullahi said the Fulani did not need permission to settle in any part of Nigeria because they own it. He said further that unlike the Amotekun outfit that needed the backing of the law to function, their own security outfit does not need the backing of the law. My organization, Miyetti Allah Kautal...
We Plan To Attend Amotekun Public Hearing On Monday – Miyetti Allah
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We Plan To Attend Amotekun Public Hearing On Monday – Miyetti Allah

Ahead of the public hearing on the Amotekun bill slated for Monday across all the states in the South-West, state chapters of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, an umbrella body for herdsmen in the country, have expressed their readiness to attend the hearing. They said it would be an avenue to make their positions known on the issue. The association had expressed its reservations over the setting up of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, claiming that the initiative was aimed at flushing out the Fulani tribe from the South-West. But the South-West Governors’ Forum had in its reaction dismissed the claim as misplaced and unnecessary. In the South-West and some other regions, there had been clashes between herders and farme...
Bishop Oyedepo Curses Boko Haram, Miyetti Allah Over Suicide Bomber At Winners Chapel
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Bishop Oyedepo Curses Boko Haram, Miyetti Allah Over Suicide Bomber At Winners Chapel

Attempted Suicide Bombing: THE KINGDOM IS TAKEN FROM YOU-Curses Bishop Oyedepo *This is the last straw. *It is impossible for these killers to do what they are doing without some authority backing them up. *Curses boko haram, miyetti allah and all others involved in the violence. *Asks how can people claim responsibility for killings and still be walking on the streets? We are here to celebrate God for delivering us from ‘So great a death’. 2 Corinthians 1:10 There was a failed attempt to bomb one of our Churches in Kaduna yesterday. This agent of the devil already entered the premises, found his way to the toilet, (but "who delivered us from so great a death", was accosted and arrested. 1. That's a proof that God is in our midst. Zephaniah 3:17 A vivid proof that God is ...
Amotekun: Our Gods will Mysteriously Kill Anyone Opposing Southwest Security Outfit – Gani Adams to Miyetti Allah, Others
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Amotekun: Our Gods will Mysteriously Kill Anyone Opposing Southwest Security Outfit – Gani Adams to Miyetti Allah, Others

The Are Ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, Gani Adams, has warned against opposing the Southwest security outfit, Amotekun. Adams warned that anyone who opposes Amotekun would die “mysteriously” by the gods of the land. Speaking at a South-West Security Stakeholders Group summit in Osogbo, Osun State on Friday, Adams warned that people of Southwest would not tolerate any form of threat over its decision to ensure the security of the region. He said: “We want everyone out there to know that the people of this region would not tolerate any form of threats from any individual or groups in relation to the issues of insecurity and the birth of Amotekun. “As you have seen events unfolding in recent times that the people of the southwest are behind the governors on the Amotekun project. Who...
Amotekun: We’ve Broken Ties With Yoruba Nation – Miyetti Allah
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Amotekun: We’ve Broken Ties With Yoruba Nation – Miyetti Allah

The National President of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Muhammadu Kirowa, says that the association have broken ties with the Yoruba nation for going ahead with their Amotekun Security Network. Kirowa speaking at Abuja says that the association and it’s affiliates will cease to support the political ambitions of the Yoruba people, saying that the much debated Amotekun Security Network was formed to disrupt cattle herders. We cannot be supporting those who are against us. The only reason for forming Amotekun is Fulani people, to drive us away from their land.Tell me are we not all Nigerians? I have seen that the Amotekun boys have been armed. If they are armed, we have no choice than to arm cattlemen because they need to protect themselves from ...
CAN asks FG to Declare Miyetti Allah a Terrorist Organization
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CAN asks FG to Declare Miyetti Allah a Terrorist Organization

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Thursday January 24, asked the federal government to declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist organisation. According to CAN, its request is hinged on the Fulani socio-cultural group's alleged contribution to the killings of Christians in some northern communities. The Christian group alleged that Miyetti Allah has a similar agenda with the Boko Haram sect as it listed some alleged attacks launched by members of the Fulani group. President Buhari was also asked to overhaul the security council and create a new one which no region will dominate. The communique released by CAN's President, Samson Ayokunle on Thursday read; “Nigeria is under a siege orchestrated by the murderous blood-th...
Amotekun: Internal Collaborators Aiding Miyetti Allah To Oppose It – Akeredolu
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Amotekun: Internal Collaborators Aiding Miyetti Allah To Oppose It – Akeredolu

The Governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Tuesday, alleged that some Yoruba leaders in the South-West were behind the Miyetti Allah in opposing the newly launched Operation Amotekun in the region. The Secretary of the Miyetti Allah, Saleh Alhassan, had on Channels Television, on Tuesday, criticised the South-West governors on the creation of Operation Amotekun. Akeredolu, who is the Chairman of the South-West Governors’ Forum, said he would not blame the Miyetti Allah’s secretary but the people in the region, who were allegedly colluding with the Miyetti Allah to fight against the South-West security outfit. The governor spoke through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr Ojo Oyewamide. He said, “Rather than throwing same stones the arrogant miscreant t...
Amotekun: Arrest Yoruba Leaders – Miyetti Allah Tells FG
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Amotekun: Arrest Yoruba Leaders – Miyetti Allah Tells FG

National President General of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo has called on the federal government to arrest Yoruba leaders promoting Operation Amotekun, the Southwest regional security network. In an interview with VINCENT KALU, the leader of the Fulani socio-cultural association emphasized that the aim of setting up the security outfit was to ban Fulani herdsmen from Yorubaland. The Southwest has set up a regional security outfit, Operation Amotekun, what is your view on that? I read it on the internet. However, it would have been a good development, if the national security agencies – the Army, the Police, the DSS, the Civil Defence, etc, were not living up to expectations. Will Amotekun have more security intelligence than these national security orgnisat...
Amotekun: ‘To Hell With Their Presidency’ – Afenifere Blasts Miyetti Allah
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Amotekun: ‘To Hell With Their Presidency’ – Afenifere Blasts Miyetti Allah

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Thursday, Berated Miyetti Allah over remarks that the South-West may lose the 2023 presidency if it fails to drop its security outfit codenamed: Operation Amotekun, saying the north can go to hell with its presidency. The Miyetti Allah Kaute Hore had described Amotekun as illegal saying it may affect the chances of the region to produce the presidency in 2023. But Afenifere’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin, lampooned Miyetti Allah describing the remarks as an insolence. Odumakin said: “Miyetti Allah now owns the Presidency which they can gift to who they want and deny who they choose? What insolence? Cowherders threatening a people that produced the first lawyer in 1879 because a lawyer who doesn’t know t...
Amotekun May Deprive Southwest Of 2023 Presidency – Miyetti Allah
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Amotekun May Deprive Southwest Of 2023 Presidency – Miyetti Allah

Herdsmen under the umbrella of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have warned Southwest governors to withdraw their support for Western Nigeria Security outfit, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’, adding that their continued support for Operation Amotekun may hurt the Southwest’s chances of getting the Presidency in 2023. The National Secretary of the group, Alhassan Saleh, said this during an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday. Saleh said Miyetti Allah was disappointed in the South-West intelligentsia for supporting the outfit. He said, “This Amotekun scheme is political and is not the solution to the problem of insecurity. What the South-West governors should have done is to continue to push for state police. Where did they expect to get the funding from at a time some of them are...
Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide
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Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide

The clash of interests between herders and crop farmers may soon become a thing of the past, as the umbrella organisation of Fulani cattle herders has banned its members from grazing at night. According to Channels TV, this decision was taken on Wednesday at the annual general meeting of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Damaturu, Yobe State capital, as a measure to curb incessant clashes with farmers. National secretary of the association, Baba Uthman, after the meeting told journalists that the decision would become an instruction that would be communicated to every member of the group, including those at the grassroots. “This is a decision that has been taken by the highest decision-making body of the association. As it is taken here, it w...
Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide
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Miyetti Allah Bans Night Grazing Nationwide

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has announced a nationwide ban on night grazing. The decision taken at the Annual General Meeting of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN) in Damaturu on Wednesday January 8, is aimed at reducing the clash between herdsmen and farmers. Speaking to newsmen at the end of the meeting, MACBAN's National Secretary Baba Uthman said the decision will be conveyed to every member of the group. He said; “This is a decision that has been taken by the highest decision making body of the association. As it is taken here, it will go down the ladder down to our members at the grassroots. “They will be informed and sensitized concerning it." A ban on grazing by minors and hawking of milk by...
Miyetti Allah Apologises To Governor Ortom Over Benue Killings
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Miyetti Allah Apologises To Governor Ortom Over Benue Killings

Fulani socio-cultural organisation, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore on Saturday apologised to Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom over the attacks and killings of people of the state by herdsmen. Issuing the apology on behalf of the association was the National Secretary, Saleh Alhassan. Alhassan, who spoke at a peace meeting held in Makurdi pledged to ensure peaceful coexistence between farmers and herdsmen in the state. In a press statement issued at the end of the meeting by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, it was revealed that the peace initiative was brokered by the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema. Part of the statement read, “The Miyeitti Allah scribe described Governor Ortom as a peace-loving man who stood firmly for the emancipation of his peopl...
Miyetti Allah Reacts To ‘threat’ To Stop Cattle Supply To Southern States
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Miyetti Allah Reacts To ‘threat’ To Stop Cattle Supply To Southern States

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has spoken on alleged threat to stop supply of cattle to the southern part of the country. Its Katsina State chapter debunked the rumors on Wednesday, explaining that it was not aware of such decision. State Chairman, Atiku Abubakar, told Vanguard that he had not heard or received any communication from its national leadership. The offical, however, assured that any information on the directive, if any, would be made public. Meanwhile, MACBAN has condemned what it called blanket criminalization of herdsmen nationwide. The group said there were good people among them, and that people should not take advantage of the infiltration of the group by some criminal elements to label all herdsmen as killers. Chairma...

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