Fulani Herdsmen Gives FG Conditions To End Southern Kaduna’s Genocide

By Ikenga Chronicles January 1, 2017

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has on Saturday, December 31 disclosed that the killings purportedly associated with the Fulani Herdsmen would not stop unless the Federal government adopt the Gambia formula.

Addressing journalists at the Secretariat of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Kaduna Council, the Assistant National Secretary of MACBAN, Dr. Ibrahim Abdullahi said time has come for all the warring parties to shield
their swords and embrace peaceful reconciliation for the troubled areas to regain its lost peace.

This came amidst the on-going killings in Southern Kaduna that has claimed many lives allegedly carried out by Fulani Herdsmen.

The Gambia approach, according to him, is a situation where the federal government will take stock of every nomad and his animals that are coming into the country as well as ensure adequate security of lives and animals that are in their custody.

The Fulani leader said, “We have the ECOWAS protocol on trans-human. There is also ECOWAS protocol on free movement of goods and people within the sub-region.

“These protocols allow you to take your cattle from Central African Republic, Republic of Cameroon, part of Chad, through the entire Nigeria to Benin Republic and return and Nigeria is a signatory to these.

“That means that if a Cameroonian nomad comes into Kaduna State, may be to Igabi for instance, it is the responsibility of Kaduna State Government to ensure his safety and I think that is where the issue of compensation came in.

“I think the Federal Government should try to adopt the Gambian approach. The Gambian government is also a signatory to these two protocols.

‘’Any country within the West African sub-region, who wants to send its nomads to Gambia should apply officially, telling the number of nomads and cows expected there; telling them the stalk routes they will ply to Gambia and the time duration they will stay in that country,” he said.

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