- Outgoing lawmaker for the Kaduna Central Senator District, Shehu Sani, has warned against empowering Miyetti Allah members or any other group with Nigeria's public resources
- The senator said whatever resources are required for securing the provinces under bandit attacks should be given only to security agencies
- Despite his big 'NO', Senator Sani however did not elaborate on his reasons for drawing the line at giving Miyetti Allah and other groups resources to end banditry
Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central in the upper house of legislature, has warned the federal government against giving the country's resources to herdsmen under the umbrella body of Miyetti Allah.
Although Senator Sani welcomed the idea of enlisting the aide of cattle herders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to checkmate the increasing criminality of bandits in some northern states, he is uncomfortable with doing more than that.
Speaking in a tweet on Sunday, May 5, the outspoken senator drew the line in the relationship between the federal government's security agencies and Miyetti Allah at giving them 'public resources'.
Although the lawmaker did not state his reasons for the red line, he however saluted the idea of using herders to stop bandits as a good move.
Legit.ng reported on Saturday, May 4 that the Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu disclosed that Fulani elders on the platform of MACBAN had agreed to provide support in getting rid of bandits from northern states.
The minister of internal affairs, General Abdulrahman Danbazau, the police chief and other top government officials met with Fulani elders in Birnin Kebbi.
PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android and read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
Their meeting was sequel to the order of President Muhammadu Buhari to the security chiefs to dialogue with leaders from volatile states to end banditry.
Buhari should put an end to banditry, unrest in Zamfara - Nigerians cry - on Legit TV