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Fulani organisation Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has distanced itself and its members from attacks on Sunday alleged to have been carried out by Fulani herdsmen at Igangan, in Ibarapa North local, Oyo, that led to several deaths and destruction of property worth millions.
Miyetti Allah National President Alhaji Bello Bodejo, made the denial when he spoke in Abuja on Monday.
Badejo also described the 17 southern states governors as ‘jokers’ in response to their proposed ban on open grazing in the region, stating that the ban won’t work.
‘The governors don’t have the constitutional power to do what they have done. Though they have the right to make pronouncements or suggestions, it’s not binding on us because there’s no constitutional backing to that. They are all jokers,’ he stated.
“We demanded the creation of a ministry that will carter for the welfare of our people.
‘We are being attacked endlessly from every part of the south. We don’t know where to go again. We suggested that the ministry be created to take care of our people.’ he further stated.
He advised Fulani people in the south to remain there and do their businesses legitimately because they are Nigerians and should be allowed to their trade peacefully anywhere in the country.
He challenged the government to go after people who are committing crimes in host communities irrespective of their tribe or religious beliefs.