According to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), instability in the South-East is not directed at herders.
In an interview with media in Enugu on Tuesday, MACBAN’s South-East Zonal Chairman, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, revealed this.
On Sunday, May 8, Siddiki stated this in response to the burning of a truckload of cattle along the Uga-Ezinifite-Igboukwu Road in Anambra.
Though the act was disgusting and the offenders should be brought to justice, the MACBAN zonal chairman stated that the matter should not be allowed to spiral out of control.
He stated that the security problem in the South-East was not isolated from the rest of the country’s condition.
Siddiki stated that MACBAN will not participate in a conflict between the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
He stated that the organization will continue to seek peace among disgruntled Nigerians across ethnic lines, requesting that security authorities hunt down unruly groups wreaking harm around the nation.
Siddiki blamed the rise in criminal activity on unfairness and unemployment, and said all levels of government had a role to play in tackling the problem.
The MACBAN chairman, on the other hand, expressed hope that the country’s challenging security concerns will be resolved soon.
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