- The meeting with Miyetti Allah by governors fell short of people’s expectations
- According to the Yoruba Council of Elders, victims of herdsmen should have been invited to the meeting
- They also claimed Governors were not at the meeting to represent the region
In what will divide opinion, the meeting held by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has been condemned by the Yoruba Council of Elders (YCE).
According to them, the meeting fell short of people’s expectations because the victims of herders’ criminal activities were not invited.
They claimed the resolution arrived at the meeting does not represent the general wishes of the Yoruba, who are being attacked by herdsmen, The Nation reports.
This was disclosed in a statement by its Secretary-General, Dr. Kunle Olajide, in Ado-Ekiti.
Specifically, they described the meeting as a “sham”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in Ekiti has cried out, saying a group of herdsmen destroyed a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to its members in the state.
Revealing this to journalists, the state secretary of MAGPAMAN, Tope Emmanuel, said the latest ravaging of the farmland that spans about 235 hectares is the culmination of attacks by the herders recently, Nigerian Tribune reports.
Emmanuel said the cattle rearers came to the maize farm with sophisticated weapons on the night of Tuesday, January 26, with the animals.
Legit.ng had also reported that barely 24 hours after some Fulani leaders apologised to the people of Oyo state over some crimes by some herders the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders of Nigeria in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Jiji, called for the arrest of Sunday Igboho.
Jiji asked Governor Seyi Makinde to arrest Igboho without any further delay.
Igboho had ordered herdsmen to vacate Igangan in Ibarapa North local government over incessant kidnap and molestation of women in the area.