The National President of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Muhammadu Kirowa has confessed that they have failed in their responsibilities to give their children the right training and good upbringing that ought to have shaped them to become a better people
He stated this over the weekend at the inauguration of North Western States executives of MACBAN, at the Three Star hotel in Dutse, added that Fulani leaders in the states were responsible for the spate of insecurity in their domain, as they allow youths to go out of control on criminal rampage against other citizens.
Kirowa, who could not hide his anger at the occasion, faulted the various states’ leaders of the group for the present rise of insecurity in most parts of the country. He explained that it is a common fact that Fulanis were the nastiest victims of various forms of persecutions and criminality, due to what he described as dearth of own media by the tribe to express their voices.
He said “before any other persons get kidnapped, about 20 or more Fulani people must have suffered the same fate, with payments of ransom, which no media had bothered to report or investigate in the past.
“We cannot continue to wallow in denial when it is a fact that majority of criminals arrested across the country are from within us. Our kith and kin are trapped in this circle because of our sheer negligence,” he stated.
Kirowa stated further that “the ball is now in the court of leaders and the rest of the Fulani societies to either unite and provide their children with better home training and education, or continue to downgrade the name of the tribe.”
Speaking earlier, the National Secretary General in charge of North West of MACBAN, Alhaji Baba Ngelzarma, urged the newly inaugurated leaders to team-up with heads of security operatives in their various states to enable them have a smooth working relationship.
Ngelzarma noted that the association is non-political, which is why the Sultan of Sokoto is serving as BoT chairman, with other members that include the Emir of Kano and Lamido of Adamawa.
He then urged Fulani cattle breeders to embrace the modern trend of cattle ranching to avoid conflicts with farmers and continued exposure to criminal tendencies.