Governors of Ondo, Ekiti, Osun, Oyo, Kebbi, and Jigawa States are currently the International Culture and Events Centre, Akure, Ondo State capital with the national leadership of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN).
The NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi in his welcome remarks highlighted some issues expected to be resolved at the meeting:
These include addressing issues of crimes and criminality, the framework of engagement with MACBAN on security; and creating alternative security network like Amotekun.
He added that the meeting is at the instance of the NGF and is not planned but necessitated by the exigencies of the present challenges of insecurity in the country.
He also pointed out that no eviction order to Fulani herdsmen in Ondo or any other state in the southwest.
According to Fayemi, the Ondo Governor only directed that all herdsmen should register for them to operate in the state forest reserves.
The NGF Chairman said ethnic profiling has to stop and all tribes in Nigeria are faced by the insecurity challenge. Fulanis too are victims of crime such as cattle rustling.
More to follow…