Tuesday, May 3, 2022



Governor Soludo has been asked by Miyetti Allah to inaugurate a farmers/herders committee in Anambra. 

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders' Association of Nigeria, South East Zone, has urged Anambra Governor Chukwuma Soludo to establish a farmers/herders committee as soon as possible. 

The call was made by Siddiki Gidado, the body's Chairman, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Awka. 

Mr Gidado pointed out that the previous government, led by Willie Obiano, used the committee to address cases that may have resulted in major disputes with the state's Fulani herdsmen. 

He expressed the group's commitment to working with Governor Soludo to maintain a smooth interaction between farmers and Fulani herders.

“We as a body doing business in Anambra and other parts of the South-East, we pledge our unalloyed support to partner with the new governor to ensure peaceful coexistence between our members and residents of the state.

“The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association knows fully well that without a safe and secure environment, our business is bound to suffer deplorable losses,’’ he said.

Mr Gidado said that “As Chairman in the South East Zone, I am deeply worried about the vulnerability of our herders to the brazen rascality of criminal elements in some parts of Anambra State.

“This ugly act was once again laid bare in Obene, a rural community in Ogbaru Local Government Area, where a gang of gunmen invaded herders’ settlement at wee hours of the morning, and unsettled the peace of the micro-community.’’ 

“The Obene incident is just one of the many instances of attacks by different shades of criminals on herders at different locations in the state."

“MACBAN South East Zone is fully in support of Gov. Soludo’s mission of making Anambra a homeland where every decent person will find pleasurable to live in, learn, work and enjoy life fully."

“We plead with the new Anambra administration to deploy more creative measures in stemming the latent tension between herders and the locals in some parts of the state that have been marked as flashpoints,” he said.

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