Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAC) demands that the Federal Government give palliatives to herdsmen in the country.
The association made this request to the Federal Government in a communique jointly signed by the President of the association, Muhammad Kiruwa and National Secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma which was released after a one-day national executive meeting of MACBAN with the Chairman of its Board of Trustees (BoT), the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III.
Miyetti Allah are making this demnds to the FG to compensate herders for the huge loses of their livestocks in recent weeks.
The association revealed that over five million cattle was lost to banditary, cattle rustling, kidnapping and climate change.
The jointly signed statement partly reads;
“It also calls on the Federal Government to introduce social support programmes to alleviate the huge losses of livestock; over five million cattle have been lost as a result of banditry, cattle rustling, kidnapping and climate change.
“The meeting calls on the Federal Government to carry out sensitization and re-orientation programmes for pastoralists and revamp the nomadic education programme for their children. It also calls on the Federal Government to deal decisively with our porous borders that makes it possible for the massive proliferation of arms and impose the implementation of ECOWAS transhumance certificate protocol to check influx of herdsmen from neighbouring countries.”
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