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    Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

Southern, middle belt leaders pull out of peace talk over inclusion of Miyetti Allah

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF) has pulled out of a roundtable to discuss security matters. The forum announced this in a letter co-signed by Edwin Clark, Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) leader, Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere leader, John Nwodo, leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and Pogu Bitrus, leader of the Middle Belt Forum. They cited the invitation of the Miyetti Allah Cattle [...]

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    Obaseki: Sambisa is an ideal place to begin Ruga

Obaseki: Sambisa is an ideal place to begin Ruga

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo, says there is no available land for Ruga settlement in the state. The federal government had proposed Ruga as a means to end the incessant clashes between farmers and herders but it was later suspended following public outcry. Speaking during a lecture in Abuja on Tuesday, the governor said the ideal way to begin the proposed settlement [...]

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    Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Armed Miyetti Allah vigilante group now operating in Ondo

Kayode Ajulo, human rights lawyer, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria have set up a vigilante group in Ondo state, mounting checkpoints along the highway. In a post on social media, he said he had an encounter with the armed men while travelling from the Akoko area of the state to Abuja. “It is quite true that I was [...]

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    Miyetti Allah to herdsmen: Remain where you are and defend yourselves

Miyetti Allah to herdsmen: Remain where you are and defend yourselves

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has asked herdsmen across the country to defend themselves against ethnic militia groups. In an interview with Punch published on Saturday, Saleh Alhassan, national secretary of the group, said herdsmen can exercise their right to free movement as Nigerians. He said governors in the south would be held responsible if there is an attack on herdsmen. "We are Nigerians [...]

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    Nobody hated herdsmen until they began to kill, says CAN president

Nobody hated herdsmen until they began to kill, says CAN president

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to call its members who are violent to order. According to NAN, Samson Ayokunle, president of CAN, spoke at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He said herdsmen cannot regain the trust and respect of Nigerians until they stop being violent. He said [...]

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    Walid Jibrin rejects Miyetti Allah vigilante

Walid Jibrin rejects Miyetti Allah vigilante

Walid Jibrin, board of trustees chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the formation of herdsmen vigilante groups in the south-east will aggravate the crisis between farmers and herdsmen. At a press briefing in Kaduna on Tuesday, the elder statesman kicked against the proposal by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to set up Fulani youth vigilante groups in [...]

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    We’re also victims of crime, we’ve lost 2m cows to rustling, says Miyetti Allah

We’re also victims of crime, we’ve lost 2m cows to rustling, says Miyetti Allah

Baba Usman, national secretary of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, says the herders are also on the receiving end of insecurity in the country. In an interview with PUNCH, Usman said criminality should not be associated with just one tribe, religion or ethnicity. He explained that the herders are also victims of the crimes just as some of them are [...]

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    Miyetti Allah deserves respect, Garba Shehu replies Afenifere, Ohanaeze

Miyetti Allah deserves respect, Garba Shehu replies Afenifere, Ohanaeze

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the presidency is pleased that Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo groups found its statement worthy of attention. Speaking when he featured on a programme on Channels Television, Shehu had likened the  Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to Ohanaeze and Afenifere, saying the group should not be criminalised. Both groups had replied Shehu, asking him not to compare [...]

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    ‘Don’t compare us to Miyetti Allah’ — Afenifere, Ohaneze warn Garba Shehu

‘Don’t compare us to Miyetti Allah’ — Afenifere, Ohaneze warn Garba Shehu

The Ohaneze Ndigbo and the Afenifere group have asked Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, not to compare them with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). Shehu had said MACBAN is a socio-cultural group like Afenifere and Ndigbo and should not be criminalised. But reacting while speaking to journalists, Uche Achi-Okpaga, spokesperson of Ohaneze, said [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Miyetti Allah is like Ohanaeze and Afenifere

Garba Shehu: Miyetti Allah is like Ohanaeze and Afenifere

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, says the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) is a socio-cultural group and should not be criminalised. Speaking at a programme on Channels Television on Tuesday, the presidential aide said the herders' association is just like Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo groups. Shehu urged Nigerians to stop [...]

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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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