- Miyetti Allah has agreed to end the fight with other communities in Southern Kaduna
- The association made the resolve after it reached an agreement with other Southern Kaduna stakeholders
- One of the warnings the association issued to end the fight in the area is for farmers to stop blocking local and international cattle routes
The association for cattle breeders in Kaduna, the Miyetti Allah, has decided to end the disagreement between its members and their neighbours in the southern part of the state.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports on Sunday, September 6 that MACBAN - the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Kaduna chapter, said it will now work for the return of peace in Southern Kaduna.
MACBAN's resolve was announced in a communique after a peace meeting the same day.
“We have agreed to revert to our olden days' relationship with our neighbouring communities in Southern Kaduna.
“We have resolved to be our brothers’ keeper henceforth in order to foster growth and development in the region," MACBAN said.
The association, however, had warnings for both its members and the farming community in order to prevent another extensive breakdown of law and order.
“We call on our people to stop allowing underage children from rearing cattle in order to prevent further destruction of the farm produce within the area.
“In the same vein, we call on farmers to desist from blocking cattle routes both local and international,” the MACBAN communique read in part.
The document was signed by Kaduna MACBAN chairman, Hassan Tugga, Southern Kaduna zonal chairman, Abdulhamid Musa; zonal secretary, Shuaibu Usman, and Director Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Zango.
Legit.ng notes that the resolve came just weeks after the Hausa-Fulani and Muslim community demanded for their own chiefdoms in Southern Kaduna.
The group laid claim to the region and explained that they are the original owners of the area.
They also added that Hausa-Fulani were neither minority nor settlers in the area.
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, also recently rocked the boat when he spoke on the crisis in Southern Kaduna.
He said some leaders in the affected region accused him of taking sides in the crisis.
These leaders, he added, wanted to be “appeased” but he insisted that his administration will not grease the palms of those whom he described as trouble-makers.
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