The Bauchi State branch of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has accused Northern Governors and Emirs of neglecting Fulani herders in the South.
The group said herders were being persecuted in the Southern part of the country under the guise of anti-open grazing law.
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In a chat with newsmen on Wednesday, Chairman of Bauchi State Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Muhammad Hussaini, said it was disheartening to note that northern governors and emirs in their recent meeting in Kaduna could sit to discuss issues affecting the region without reviewing the treatment being meted to their kinsmen in the south.
Hussaini lamented that herders roaming about in search of greener pasture for their animals in the southern parts were being humiliated, maimed and even killed.
He said the restriction of their movements on their fatherland under the guise of anti-open grazing law was contrary to the provisions of Nigerian Constitution.
The chairman wondered how the northern governors and emirs bothered about political issues such as power shift between the country’s regions to the detriment of lives of their people or subjects.
He added, “Instead of the northern governors showing concern to the many forms of prosecutions and ill-treatment on herders by the southern governors, they simply sit and discuss issues of personal vendetta without recourse to the people they govern.
“For this, we condemn in totality the Northern Governors Forum meeting with Emirs in attendance. They sit to discuss their self-aggrandize motives leveraging ways and means to enrich themselves to the detriment of the wellbeing of their people.”