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The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has appealed to the Federal Government to pay compensation to herdsmen affected by all forms of crisis in the country.



The National Secretary of MACBAN, Alhaji Baba Ngelzarma, made the appeal while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Sunday on the position of the association to the crisis between farmers and herdsmen across the country.

Ngelzarma said the decision was the position of members reached at the end of its National Council meeting.

He said that no fewer than 1,000 of its members including women and children have been killed and 20,000 cattle rustled between June 2017 and January 2018 during crises in various states.

The National Secretary called for the setting up of a Federal Judicial Commission of Inquiry to access the killings in order to unravel the truth and offenders.

“We call on the government to pay compensation to victims of all crises to reduce their level of suffering.

“If the government accepts that, it is left for them to establish a committee that will go and assess the level of damage.

“We have a document of members that were affected by the pastoralists in the North-East but what we discovered is that none of them were captured in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) programme because they are not sedentary.

“Let the government compensate. That will help calm the situation very well,’’ he said.

Ngelzarma, who said the association had over 20 million registered members and no fewer than 50 million cattle, regretted that they were the most neglected farmers in the country

He appealed to the Federal Government to set up a Federal Ministry of Livestock Development to attend to the multidimensional needs of the industry.

Ngelzarma said the association welcomed the current resolve by the Federal Government to address the lingering crises, adding that dialogue was the solution to the tackling the menace.

“We submit ourselves for any positive participation to restore mutual and harmonious relationship in the country.

“We dissociate ourselves from any other group or individual that is out to foment trouble in the country.

“We demand for immediate disarmament of all illegally armed militias across the country in the interest of peace, security and stability,’’ he said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ngelzarma was accompanied to the briefing by the National President, Alhaji Muhammadu Kirowa and other members of the association from different states. (NAN)



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  1. So, these herdsmen have association! Nigerians govt even aware of it and watching these killings as if is movies! Is a pity. Is it because someone in power 's person ve not been killed? IPOB ve not done something close to this b4 it was tagged terrorist. Power good o! President, OK o! Watching.

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  2. My brother, this is Nigeria! Nigeria is an Islamic Country, and people in power are/has been/will always be dominated by Muslims and their evil plans to ensure that every State is Islamized! Major parts of the West has been conquered, and it is remaining the East. Hence, there is nothing you and I can do about it! But, we have the choice to resist their evil plan! Though, IPOB tried to resist them, and they declared war oh them. The choice is for the masses to either allow the evil agenda or resist them!

    You can say, what of the governors? My brother, once they enter, they join the click, take secret oaths, and become puppets of their pay masters.

    As far as Nigeria is concerned, nothing good will come out of her again, unless the country is Restructured or she holds a Referendum for her masses to decide their fate.

    So, Stop calling only Buhari, for he is not alone! Your past and present Presidents, governors, and members of the NASS are behind him! Yes, because, if they are not, Nigeria would have been a country to recon with for good by now.

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  3. Speechless, Speechless, Speechless........... God have mercy!

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