Chairman, Kogi State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association , Mallam Abubakar Jalido yesterday urged Fulani herdsmen living in the state not to engage in armed robbery, kidnapping and any other form of criminality in the society.
Mallam Jalido gave the charge yesterday in Lokoja, the state capital during a meeting with leaders of Fulani groups from communities across the state.
He averred that armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of violent crimes have never been part of the Fulani culture, calling on all Fulani youths living anywhere in the country to have a change of mind, and desist from that act.
Mallam Jalindo posited that any Fulani man that failed to heed the warning must be ready to face the consequences of his action henceforth.
“They are in our midst and we have told them that the law will take its natural course if they fail to stop all these crimes and acts of criminality”, he said.
The state miyetti chairman therefore appealed to Nigerians to refrain from making sweeping negative comments about the Fulani over incidents of kidnapping and other vices because of the misconduct of the few, saying, that Fulani tribe abhors violence, and are peace loving people naturally.
The Miyetti boss also pleaded with security agents in the state to come to the aid of herdsmen by saving them from incessant attacks and loss of cattle by some communities in the state.
He said Ofu, Dekina and Omala local government areas of the state are areas where the Fulani were being daily attacked and harassed by some community members.
“They beat the Fulani herdsmen and steal their cattle. It is particularly worse in Omala and Ofu Local Governments Areas which have become no go areas for the Fulani. In Omala they kill Fulani on sight”, he explained.
However, the Miyetti chairman called on its members to report any case of harassment and intimidation to the nearest police station, even as he advised them against taking laws into their hands in any event of provocation.

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