Monday, April 22, 2019

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Miyetti Allah members at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts Miyetti Allah members at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari received members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigerian (MACBAN) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The group, which has since declared support for the reelection bid of the president, was led by Muhhamadu Kirowa, its national president.Buhari appealed to the herders to cooperate with his government in bringing lasting peace to the country.The president said [...]

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    2019: Miyetti Allah picks Buhari over Atiku

2019: Miyetti Allah picks Buhari over Atiku

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election.Muhammadu Kirowa, MACBAN national president, made the announcement at the 2018 annual general meeting of the association.The association had earlier said it was yet to decide whom to support between Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).While [...]

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    PDP gives Buhari 24 hours to arrest Miyetti Allah leaders

PDP gives Buhari 24 hours to arrest Miyetti Allah leaders

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 24 hours to arrest leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and prosecute them.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, said if the president refuses to do that, he will be held responsible for the utterances and actions of the group.Garus Gololo, chairman of the [...]

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    ‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

‘We buried many people inside their rooms’ — untold stories of Plateau attacks

The day began with high hope; bright morning; good weather – the perfect kind for farming. Irimya Moses left for her farm like some other villagers in Exland, Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, with no slightest knowledge she would not be returning alive.  She had spent barely two hours there when around 1pm she was rounded up [...]

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    VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

VIDEO: Depriving Fulani of their indigenous rights won’t help Nigeria, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has accused some communities of depriving herdsmen their indigenous rights, saying this has contributed to the crisis surrounding herdsmen and farmers across the country.In various states including Benue, Plateau and Zamfara, clashes between the herders and farmers/locals as well as attacks by suspected herders have led to the death of hundreds, [...]

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    Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

Victims of Plateau killings were herdsmen, says Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has denied killing anybody in Plateau state.Casualties were recorded when suspected herdsmen invaded communities in three local government areas of the state last weekend.The police had confirmed that 100 persons died in the attack which reportedly started on Saturday and ended Sunday.TheCable visited some of the affected villages and discovered that [...]

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    Miyetti Allah, pork barrel and change

Miyetti Allah, pork barrel and change

 They struck again in two different parts of the country on different turfs. In Plateau, the bloody revenge mission by Miyetti Allah for the right of passage for cows left at least 100 dead. In Abuja, it came to light, again, that lawmakers who have been a thorn in the side of the public had, after seven months, passed a budget [...]

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    Miyetti Allah denies statement on Plateau killings (updated)

Miyetti Allah denies statement on Plateau killings (updated)

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says it did not describe the attacks on some communities in Plateau state as an act of retaliation.Suspected herdsmen attacked Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos south local government areas of the state on Saturday.Residents said over 100 persons were killed in the incident while the police confirmed 86 casualties.According to The [...]

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    Miyetti Allah vows to resist Benue anti-grazing law, asks Buhari to warn Ortom

Miyetti Allah vows to resist Benue anti-grazing law, asks Buhari to warn Ortom

The leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) say they have not changed their position on the anti-grazing law passed by the Benue state government.The law, which was passed in May 2017 and it took effect in November same year, has generated a lot of controversy, with Miyetti Allah describing it as a time bomb.In April, Samuel [...]

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    Ortom: Miyetti Allah has accepted cattle ranching

Ortom: Miyetti Allah has accepted cattle ranching

Samuel Ortom, Benue governor, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has accepted to adopt cattle ranching as a solution to the clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the state.The state passed the anti-grazing law in May 2017 and it took effect in November.The law, among other things, prohibits the movement of livestock on foot within the [...]

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    Ortom asks Buhari: How can Miyetti Allah take responsibility for killings and they are free?

Ortom asks Buhari: How can Miyetti Allah take responsibility for killings and they are free?

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, has wondered why the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) will take responsibility for killings in the state and members of the group have not been arrested.On Tuesday, Buhari visited Benue to condole with the people after suspected herdsmen killed more than 70 people in January.Speaking at the meeting with the president and [...]

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    Group asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

Group asks FG to declare Miyetti Allah a terrorist organisation

The Movement Against Fulani Occupation (MAFO) has called on the federal of Nigeria to declare Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) a terrorist organisation.At a press conference in Makurdi, Benue state capital, the group accused MACBAN officials of boasting about the killings and further plans of invading Benue state.“The federal government should declare Miyetti Allah as a terrorist [...]

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    Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

Herdsmen ask FG to create ‘ministry of livestock development’

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has asked the federal government to create a "federal ministry of livestock development".In a statement on Sunday, Baba Ngeljarma, MACBAN national secretary, said such a ministry will help address these needs of the livestock industry."The federal government should create a federal ministry of livestock development to attend to the multidimensional needs of the [...]

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    Miyetti Allah: We lost 1000 people, two million cows to gang backed by Benue govt

Miyetti Allah: We lost 1000 people, two million cows to gang backed by Benue govt

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) says it lost “over two million cows and over one thousand” Fulani to attacks orchestrated by the Benue state government.Fulani herdsmen are alleged to have killed over 100 persons in recent attacks carried out in Benue and Taraba states.While about 70 were killed in Benue, 55 were reported dead in Taraba.Reacting to the development on [...]

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    ‘I’m a patron of Miyetti Allah’– Sanusi speaks on herders/farmers crisis

‘I’m a patron of Miyetti Allah’– Sanusi speaks on herders/farmers crisis

Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, says he is a patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).Sanusi said the group is not violent in nature and that the sultan of Sokoto, emir of Katsina, emir of Zazzau and the lamido of Adamawa were also fellow patrons."As I understand it when Miyetti Allah was first set up, they [...]

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    Cattle breeders break silence on Kaduna crisis, say ‘our members also being killed’

Cattle breeders break silence on Kaduna crisis, say ‘our members also being killed’

The Kaduna State Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says vengeance is not the solution to the crisis rocking the southern part of the state.Maintaining that it is time to state its “own side of the story”, the association said many of its members have also been killed.It dismissed reports that the entire Southern Kaduna was on fire, and that [...]

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