Kogi State Chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ( MACBAN ) has promised to set up its vigilante outfit to work in synergy with the government to flush out criminals from the state.
The association has also drummed support for Governor Yahaya Bello on his new assignment by the Northern Governors Forum as the chairman of the security committee to wipe out bandits, terrorists and other criminal elements from Northern Nigeria.
Chairman of Miyetti Allah association in kogi state, Alhaji Wakili Yusuf Damina, stated thus in Lokoja over the weekend that the Fulani herders operating in the state will always remain loyal and law abiding in view of the assurances of security of lives and property given by the government.
He also expressed satisfaction with the state Commissioner of Police Ayuba Ede for his prompt response to complains and distress calls, which has saved a lot of crises between farmers and herders, adding that the body will complement police efforts by setting up it’s own vigilante groups to work with the police.
He explained that the vigilante major assignment will be to disseminate intelligence information to the security on kidnappers, cattle rustlers and bandits as they are residing in the areas vulnerable to these types of criminal attacks.
The Fulani leader therefore appealed to the people of Kogi state to accommodate his members in the fight against insecurity and criminality so as to enable harmonious coexistence to enhance ,social and economic development of the state. .
Alhaji Damina who expressed gratitude to the governor, appealed to him to include the Fulani in his cabinet as was the case during the first tenure so that they can contribute their quota to peace build