Miyetti Allah likewise vowed to avenge the supposed attacks on and loss of herders and their steers, saying it could never tolerate any demonstration of injustice on herders.
Fulani herders under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have vowed to resist any eviction from the South- West, refering to their rights as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution to live wherever they desire.
Miyetti Allah likewise vowed to avenge the supposed attacks on and loss of herders and their cows, saying it could never tolerate any demonstration of injustice on herders.
The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr Alhassan Saleh, expressed these in an interview with Sunday PUNCH against a backdrop of the eviction notices gave to criminal herders by some South- West groups and personalities.
Saleh said it wasn’ t right to drive herders out of any piece of Nigeria and that regardless of whether there were lawbreakers among them, it was the function of the public authority’ s security forces to identify and arrest them.
He said the eviction of herders from the southern region of the nation was a dangerous precedent and that the most ideal approach to solve the herders- ranchers emergency was for state governments to provide ranches and grazing routes for the herders and their animals.
In January, the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, asked all Fulani herders to vacate the forest reserves in the state. He later gave a seven- day final offer with the impact.
The governor provided the order at a meeting with leaders of the Hausa/Fulani and Ebira people group in the state, saying the herders’ exercises had for some time been causing a threat to security in the state.
Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore National Secretary, Saleh, said no group could evict the herders, vowing to resist any eviction from the South- West.
He said, ” Nobody has the privilege (to evict herders). In the event that you say you will evict us, we will resist eviction. We have been surviving in harsh environments; in the event that we don’ t resist, we will be wiped out of the planet. In the event that you kill a herder, don’ t proceed to sleep, we will revisit you, and it’ s not because we hate your tribe. Individuals assault herders, and in for sure, herders have figured out how to retaliate. ”