Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association
Tensions flared on Monday, December 17, in Abuja between representatives of herders' and farmers’ groups as Amnesty International (AI) presented a report on the prolonged conflict between the rival sides in Nigeria.
The Benue governor, Samuel Ortom, on Monday, September 17, alleged that the Miyetti Allah group is cooking up a plot to mobilise its members in an effort to orchestrate violence, adding that the APC does not care about the state.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has said that its leaders cannot be arrested by the Nigeria Police Force because they are not criminals and it also faulted ex-leader Gowon over calls for their arrest.
The Yoruba Council of Elders has restated its opposition to the federal government’s N179bn ranches, saying it cannot understand why the government funds are used to establish a business venture for a group of businessmen.
The secretary-general, Miyetti Kautal, Saleh Alhassan demanded an apology from the Benue state government for linking the association to the attacks and killings in the state adding that the killing has vindicated the association.
The minister of defence, Masur Dan-Ali, has been asked by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue to apologise to Nigerians for demanding the suspension of anti-grazing law. Ortom said Dan-Ali should not be the mouthpiece of Miyetti Allah.