Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have vowed to resist any eviction of Fulani herdsmen from the South-West, citing their rights as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution to live wherever they desire.
The group also vowed to retaliate the alleged attacks and loss of herdsmen and their cattle, saying it would never tolerate any act of injustice on herders.
Alhassan Saleh, the National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, stated these in an interview with a correspondent against a backdrop of the eviction notices issued to criminal herdsmen by some South-West groups and personalities.
He made it clear that it was wrong to drive herders out of any part of Nigeria and that even if there were criminals among them, it was the function of the government’s security forces to identify and arrest them.
He said the eviction of herdsmen from the southern region of the country was a dangerous precedent and that the best way to solve the herders-farmers crisis was for state governments to provide ranches and grazing routes for the herders and their animals.