The Middle Belt Renaissance Forum has vowed to force Fulani herdsmen out from its region at the expiration of the quit notice on October 1.
The group alleged that the Fulani herdsmen had caused more damages to the region than good.
Public Relations Officer of the group told newsmen that the quit notice was not a threat but a “real talk”, which they would effect “by fire, by force.”
He said, “Fulani herdsmen have caused the region so much pain, agony and loss; therefore, they must go by October 1 and if they refuse to leave by that date, the Middle Belt Renaissance Forum will converge and take a drastic action that would not be palatable to them. They must leave and if they refuse, we will drive them out by fire, by force.”
Reacting to the new quit notice order by youths in the Middle Belt, the Benue State coordinator of MACBAN, Alhaji Garus Gololo, stated that no one could intimidate herdsmen in any part of the country.
Gololo said the October 1 ultimatum given to Fulani herdsmen to leave the region was “not only useless but nonsensical.”
He said, “The quit notice is a miscarriage of thought and priority. The constitution of Nigeria allows freedom of movement and living in any part of the country, so we are not going to be intimidated by the order.”