Afenifere Renewal Group FIRES BACK at Fulani Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association Over Terror Threat Against Ekiti Government.
A group known as the Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) has placed accusations on the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) of intense dread threats in their going against the Ekiti State’s anti-grazing law, and have asked for an apology for its violent expressions.
In a statement that was issued by Kunle Famoriyo, the group’s publicity secretary of ARG, stated that Miyetti Allah’s recent violent expressions against the Anti-Grazing Law that was passed not too long ago in Ekiti State is “an attack on the Yoruba People and will also be considered as a terror threat until an apology has been made.”
The spokesman of MACBAN, Othman Ngelzarma, was recently heard stating that the law being enforced by the Ekiti State government could lead into a disaster, which might be seen to go beyond Ekiti State.”
The ARG did not welcome that kind of statement, stating that such kind of open threats against some set of people and government that have opened their arms to accommodate your business interests is terrorism.”
It further accused MACBAN of not regarding the law, noting that they have always excluded their members from every herdsmen ungodly crimes, putting all the blames on foreigners from other nationality. MACBAN should be grateful for such kind of law that will only see genuine cattle breeders and not these criminals from other countries.
“The newly imposed law, which is the first of its kind might not turn out all positive at first, but the main responsibility rests on the shoulders of major stakeholders to bring together its members and explain fully how the new law works, trying also to create a good herdsmen-farmers relationship.
“It would be recalled in the year 2013, that the Hisbah Police in Kano reportedly destroyed more than 20,000 crates of beer bottles. Despite the freedom of movement and trade guaranteed by the Constitution, what mattered then was that Kano does not want beer within its jurisdiction – even though it hypocritically shares from the VAT that is gotten from sales of alcohol in other states.
“Why should the northern state governors have the free will to protect their citizens and also religious disposition, while the southern governors are being intimidated? Nigeria does not favor a certain group or ethnic nationality, and MACBAN’s statement is therefore seen as an attck on the Yoruba people and will be regarded as a terror threat until proper apologies have been tendered,” the statement concluded.