Declare Herdsmen As Terrorist Group, Southern Leaders Tell Buhari
Leaders from the southern part of the country have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the Miyetti Allah, the Association of Cattle Breeders as a terrorist group.
The leaders, comprising of politicians, elders, traditional rulers said this at a ceremony marking the beginning of the relationship among the Yoruba, Igbo and the Middle Belt in the country on Thursday.
The roll call at the gathering include President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State; Yoruba leaders such as Chiefs Olu Falae, Ayo Adebanjo and Prof Banji Akintoye; Chief Nnia Nwodo; former governors of Plateau and Ondo states, Jonah Jang and Dr Olusegun Mimiko.
Also at the event were former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who was represented by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe; Chief Supo Sonibare; former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife; Admiral Ndubisi Kanu (retd), Sen Kofo Bucknor-Akerele, Amb Eddie Onuoha; Fola Doherty and Chief Kentebe.
The leaders also called for the restructuring of the Federal Structure, urging the Federal Government to toe the line of regionalism as the only way to develop the country now.
The meeting came on as the Benue State Government buried 73 bodies of its citizens that were killed by Fulani herdsmen on January 1 and 2, 2018.
They said that the Indigenous People of Biafra never shed blood as the herdsmen had done across the country before declaring it a terrorist group, calling on the Federal Government to do same for the herdsmen for peace to reign.