- Miyetti Allah has called for mutual understanding and harmony in the southwest
- The cattle-rearers' association said it is ready to support the southwest government in its efforts to tackle all sundry crimes
- President of the association, Kirowa Ardo Zuru, said cattle-rearing business is more profitable in the southwest than any other region in Nigeria
Alhaji Kirowa Ardo Zuru, president of Miyetti Allah in the southwest, has called for cooperation and harmony between the locals and the cattle rearers in the region.
Speaking during a meeting between the leaders of the group and the southwest governors which was held in Akure, Ondo state's capital on Monday, January 25, Zuru said there is an age-long relationship between the southwest and the Fulani herders.
He noted that it is in the southwest that the herders are making huge profits out of their cattle-rearing business because Yoruba people enjoy partying and ceremonies.
Zuru said the cattle-rearers' association is ready to support the government of the southwest region in tackling crimes and excesses of the violent herders.
Fulani herders have been accused of being responsible for the rise in sundry crimes including kidnapping, maiming and killing of farmers in the southwest.
Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had issued a two-week quit notice to the herders to leave the Ondo state forests, arguing the criminals among the herders are using the reserves as hideouts for their heinous activities.
On Friday, January 22, some Yoruba youths led by a popular activist Sunday Igboho stormed Igangan town in Ibarapa region of Oyo state to chase the Fulani heders out of the community after the expiration of the quit notice earlier issued.
Appealing to the governors who attended the Akure meeting, Alhaji Zuru said the cattle-rearing business is profitable in the southwest than any other region.
Meanwhile, Governor Akeredolu has taken his determination to rid the state of criminal elements at all cost to another level with his new directive.
In efforts to safeguard the lives and properties of his people, the governor ordered massive recruitment into the state chapter of the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun.
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