The Miyetti Allah Association for Nigerian Cattle (MACBAN) has denied allegations that Fulani herders are behind criminal activities, especially in the northern part of the country.
MACBAN Nasarawa State President Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, who released a statement on Sunday, said most of the hijackers and rapists were from the states of Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna, Bauchi and Katsina.
Hussaini also accused visitors from the far north and their children of causing problems in the state.
"'Most of the state's hijackers were from the states of Zamfara, Niger, Kaduna, Bauchi and Kasina, among others that caused security problems in their respective states," said Hussain at a MACBAN meeting in Lafia, capital of Nasarawa state. .
He, however, regretted that his members were also taking part in criminal activities, but said that the action of some of his members was portraying the entire Fulani in bad light.
He said; "Most of the kidnapped victims are from the Fulani people, because our people live in the bush and are vulnerable to the activities of criminals."
According to him, Nasarawa State it belongs to them, hence the need for all leaders of the social cultural group to restructure and expose bad elements among them to be prosecuted.
“How can we allow few foreigners from other states to tarnish our image? See what happened on the Udege – Loko road, where these strangers, our children and an indigenous tribe in the region, take 30 people to an unknown destination? ”.
"Let's restructure, if your son, brother or someone you know is among those bad eggs, bring them out or the law will go its way, the leaders," added Hussaini.
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