"Buhari Has Not Done Anything For Us Other Than Creating Enemies For Herdsmen" — Miyetti Allah

Date: 24-01-2021 11:38 am (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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The herdsmen group, Miyetti Allah has said, President Muhammadu Buhari has no relationship with the herdsmen, saying Fulani herders are worse under President Buhari

The National Secretary of the group, Saleh Alhassan, said that herdsmen were being marginalised in the country under the leadership of President Buhari and that it was best if they were on their own where they would be protected.

Recall that the Ondo state government gave a 7-day ultimatum to herdsmen to leave ondo forests accusing some herders of perpetraing killings of farmers, molesting of woman and banditry inn the state. But, Alhassan, in an interview with Sunday PUNCH that it was wrong to link herders to President Buhari saying herders have been more marginalised under the administration of President Buhari.

He said, “We don’t support crime. So, I’m not saying there are no Fulani that is criminals, there are, like other tribes, but don’t destroy their profession. It’s not good for the country. If everything busts, it’s to the advantage of the herders because we are not even enjoying the federation.

“We are even bidding for the restructuring of the country; let every part go, so we can say this is where we are. As it is now, there is no form of marginalisation we are not seeing in this country. Everywhere we are being marginalised. You think we will accept Nigeria where we don’t have access to land to feed our animals and you think there will be peace?”


On whether restructuring would solve the herders/farmers crisis, he said, “Quite fundamentally. If we leave today now and if there is no oil revenue, won’t they pay attention to animal rearing? If we restructure the country and the South-West region says they won’t accept cattle unless they are brought to the market or supermarket, it’s okay by us.

He insisted that “The mistake people make is that they think when they put pressure on herders they are getting at President (Muhammadu) Buhari. Buhari has no relationship with the herders. That is the truth. When people say he is our grandpatron, was Jonathan from the South-South, not our grandpatron?

“If the President is a Fulani, it doesn’t in any way affect the life of a herder. In fact, they are worse off under Buhari. What are they benefitting? They don’t access any government facility or social amenity, yet they are responsible for the bulk of animal protein we produce in this country. I think it’s deliberate for people to think otherwise.


He maintained that “Buhari has not done anything for us other than creating enemies for us. Herders are being chased around. Let us look at the larger picture and not allow enemies to penetrate us. If Buhari loves the herders, he would have created the grazing reserves for them.”


Posted: at 24-01-2021 11:38 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 24-01-2021 12:56 PM (1 month ago)
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everything na Buhari fault
Posted: at 24-01-2021 12:56 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- vicky987 at 24-01-2021 01:15 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 24-01-2021 12:56 PM
everything na Buhari fault
Because he remains the so called President. And there are certain actions he should have taken but he didn't do anything. At the end of the day, he has created more enemies for fulani's
Posted: at 24-01-2021 01:15 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- FloJoJo at 24-01-2021 02:57 PM (1 month ago)
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Buhari administration can not provides free lands for grazing because, every other settlers do purchase these things themselves and why can't these herders do the same by getting a ranch in the affected states for grazing there animals?.
Posted: at 24-01-2021 02:57 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- tyomon at 24-01-2021 03:42 PM (1 month ago)
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Foolish Fulani , so in a develop world, don't they have cattle's? can you take cattle from London to graze in Scotland ? if you can't afford to feed your cattle like they do in a sane society then don't own one.
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- Abovebeyound at 24-01-2021 04:23 PM (1 month ago)
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What do you mean he has not done anything for the Fulanis. He's allowing the killers among you to roam the country freely killing innocent people but quick to condemn other tribes that criticize your atrocities. What else do you want him to do because any president of a country that looks the other way when his own people are trampling on other people's rights is surely embolding them.
Posted: at 24-01-2021 04:23 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Baye77 at 24-01-2021 04:47 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on 24-01-2021 12:56 PM
everything na Buhari fault
lol...because he's the commander in chief...in all sincerity, the life of these herders hasn't got any better under his administration, instead they even got more enemies
Posted: at 24-01-2021 04:47 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
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