Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, in Plateau State said it had commenced sensitising its members on the need to interact and live in peace with farmers and other host communities.
The caretaker committee chairman of MACBAN in Plateau State, Ardo Idris Gidado who addressed newsmen yesterday in Jos, said that peace was the foundation of every developed society and without it no meaningful development could be achieve, noting that the exercise was aimed at strengthening peace with farmers in the state.
He said that Fulani community in the state were ready to collaborate with farmers and other ethnic groups in the state to promote peace and end the problems of cattle rustling, saying, “the new leadership has gone round the 17 LGAs in the state to hear the challenges confronting its members and used the opportunity to sensitise them on the need to live in peace with farmers and other members of their host communities.
“We educate our members on the need to embrace peace, report any breach of peace to constituted authority and stick to their business peacefully.”
Gidado said, “Fulani community in Plateau State is ready for peace and dialogue with our Berom community and all other ethnic nationality in the state in resolving the protracted crisis between Fulanis and farmers in the state. We must work together in peace and harmony to achieve the desire peace.”
Gidado, who also commended Governor Simon Lalong for initiating dialogue committee between Fulani and Berom, said, “We believe that the action of Governor Lalong was a good attention to bring peace and harmony in the state. We promised to give our maximum cooperation to the committee to succeed and for permanent peace to rein in our state and the country.”
He added that MACBAN was still strong and united, adding: “We are not divided or weak as being alleged by some people. The national president, Alhaji Muhammadu Kirowa Ardo Zuru has gone round the 36 states to hear the problems associated with Fulani and is working towards strengthening the unity of Fulani in the country.
He appealed to all Nigerians to cultivate the culture of praying for the new administration in states and the federation for God guidance and fervently pray for the return of permanent peace across the country.

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