Fulani Herdsmen Are Not Criminals, Says Miyetti Allah

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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has faulted the victimisation of Fulani herdsmen in the country, saying not every herder is a criminal.

In an interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday, the spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, said it is unfair to label Fulani herdsmen as criminals, adding that criminal activities in the country were not perpetrated by herders.

He noted that some displaced herdsmen have now turned to bandits carrying out several attacks in order to make a living.

Miyetti Allah spokesman added the herders who have become bandits were fighting an economic fight and not an ideological fight.

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Alhassan noted that the herdsmen were dispossessed of their cows by cattle rustlers, vigilante groups, and some hostile communities.

Alhassan said states banning open grazing and chasing out herders from their states are creating a crisis in the country unknowingly.

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Source: Newspot

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