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|How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 10:31pm On Jun 27, 2019|
•Says ranching, grazing reserves almost impossible in South-East.
Chairman of the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, in the South East zone, Alhaji Giddado Sadiq, in this interview speaks on how the proposed Fulani Vigilante will work in communities of the South-East, noting also that ranching is almost impossible in the zone because of limited land space.
The proposal is that wherever you chose to live, you have to make sacrifices and do what will bring peace in the area. If you read the newspapers you will see so much criticisms on the Fulani herdsmen, the Fulani in general or the northern extraction here in the South-East and so we have to do whatever is within our reach to redeem this name. There is no race that does not have criminals among them. It is not good to say that everybody from the race is a criminal. That is why we want to come out to work with the people that we know.
The Fulani herdsmen here in the South-East or any other place are looking for greener pastures to raise their cattle. They are not here to bring about violence or to make troubles. So that is why we want to redeem the name and for people to see us as peace loving people. This vigilante we are talking about, we did not say that they are going to work on their own but they will be under the supervision of their host or under the supervision of the Fulani.
How will the Fulani vigilante work with their hosts when they leave in the bush?
Most of the clashes we are having between farmers and herders are about the destruction of crops or killing of cattle. If we have a task force or vigilante from our own Fulani side, whenever a report is made to me as a leader, like in a recent report made to me at Uzo-Uwani, which I assigned four boys to go and assess that destruction, value the destruction and make sure that the owners of the cattle pay compensation to the farmer. This thing cannot be done with only Fulani, at least the host will be there, the governor’s aide will be there with the Fulani, they will go and assess, after assessing they will know the Fulani that is responsible for that destruction. This is how they can work. Whenever there is a report of anything, these people will go. If the person responsible is from our side, they will know.
Does it mean that the Fulani vigilante boys will join the community vigilante to work together?
That is what I mean.
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 10:32pm On Jun 27, 2019|
Do you mean they will together become guards at night and in daytime in the communities?
The Fulani vigilante is inside the bush and any fault that is attributed to the Fulani, it is that time that those people will be invited and they will guide the vigilante of the locals on what to do. If it is their own people, they know how to get them; if it is destruction of farm they will join hands to make sure there is sanity in that area.
Will the Fulani vigilante be restricted to the bushes?
Their work is for the Fulani, they cannot guard the locals, they cannot arrest an Igboman, they cannot molest any woman because the host community has its own vigilante. These people are working with the Fulani. First of all, what they will be doing is to identify the Fulani that enter into the South-East, if they spot the bad ones, they will be told to go back, if they are good, we stay with them. They will work hand-in-hand with their host communities.
How will you address the fear that people already have about Fulani and criminality?
In all the tribes, you have the good and the bad ones. It is not fair to say that all Fulani are criminals. I want to assure you that the Fulani are here for greener pastures, they are not here to fight or to rape or rob and in all these accusations, the Fulanis are suffering more than any other person. They are kidnapped, raped and killed. You won’t believe it if I tell you the number of Fulani that have been killed in the South-East, it is just that we don’t make noise about it so that it will not bring more troubles. We don’t talk about our predicament but the Fulani are suffering more than any other person.
Will the proposed Fulani vigilante carry arms?
The vigilante will be approved by the authority first. If the government approves that they carry weapons, fine! If not they will not carry arms. The weapon that Fulani have is their cutlass and sticks.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 10:34pm On Jun 27, 2019|
As a leader of Miyetti-Allah, have you ever caught any Fulani engaged in criminality?
This is a security matter. If you go to the office of the security agencies you will find out whether we do that or not. But when we suspect anybody we first ask the person the reason for his coming. The Miyetti-Allah has that instruction in the South-East, if such a person does not give convincing answer we hand him over to the police.
How has the Fulani vigilante been working in Enugu State as MACBAN said at the South-East security summit?
In Enugu State now, if I receive a report as a zonal chairman that cattle entered any farm, before the next day the matter will be resolved because of the boys we are working with. I told you earlier that we sent four boys to one community in Uzo-Uwani; our boys work 24 hours to ensure that there is peace between us and our host.
What is your reaction to clamis that a helicopter dropped arms for herdsmen inside a forest in Enugu State?
All these rumours are what have been causing problems every where. Does a Fulani man use jet? In every society, there are those that don’t like peace and make sure they sabotage peace. The government of Enugu State is trying. Those who make those rumours don’t like what the governor is doing. All these are rumours and lies. Are you saying the security operatives will be watching such planes go up and come down? It is not true.
There are fears that that the herdsmen want to use the N100 billion offered by the Federal Government to execute the vigilante project?
The least people that benefit from government are the Fulani. The farmers benefit more than the cattle breeders. Every year they give farmers fertilizers, they give them chemicals to farm but there is no single thing for the Fulani man. Nobody is vaccinating the cattle, no loan. We have so many people that are suffering, who have lost their cattle in this farmers and herdsmen crisis but do you know that a Fulani man cannot be compensated and it’s just about 35 percent of Fulani that have cows, the rest 65 percent have no single cow. There is no empowerment for them and now people are saying they want to give Fulani N100 billion and I just hear these things in the media. If any money was given to us, I think that I should know as a zonal chairman so that I can collect the one for South-East. I want people to discountenance all these fabricated rumours against herdsmen.
How has the Fulani embraced nomadic education given what you said that they are marginalized in Nigeria?
The nomadic schools were destroyed because of crises. Some of the schools are there but no teachers. The schools are no longer as functional as they used to be.
Did the Fulani go to the schools before the dilapidation?
They started schools before but since they are longer functional they are not going again. The schools were not functioning before some of the Fulani left those places. You know Fulani are itinerants; they don’t stay in one place. So when there is crisis in a place they leave and the nomadic school will cease to function because there is no provision for transfer of the school to his new abode.
Why is it that you people refuse to subject your cattle for checks at veterinary posts on the state borders with the North?
You should understand that there are different types of cows transported from the North to the East. We have cattle traders who use lorries to load their cattle from the North to the East. Those ones are checked, they pay before they enter any state but the ones from the nomads don’t come from the North. They were born and bred up here (South-East) and they are rearing their cows going from border to border.)
How do you think the Fulani herdsmen can redeem their image once again in Nigeria?
What I am advising Nigerians now is whoever they want to criticize, not just the Fulani, you call the leaders first. Sometimes people are afraid to invite the Miyetti-Allah to tell them that this or that will affect them and their image. Now you called me to interview me and so we are ready to answer any person or group that call on us for interaction or advice. It is wrong to stay at a distance and make conclusions about somebody or a people.
What I know is that Fulani people are good people, they are peace loving, they don’t like trouble with anybody, they respect the laws and cultures of the people. The only thing is the misunderstanding between them and the locals, and the governments in the South-East are doing something in that regard because in all the states in the South-East, we have committees regulating the affairs of herdsmen and farmers.
The committees comprise the farmers, the Igwes (traditional rulers), the local government chairmen and the herdsmen. They rob minds together and ensure that any case that arises is resolved amicably.
Do you agree that ranching is the best solution to all these problems?
I have said it that ranching, grazing reserves cannot be possible in the South-East because there is limitation of land in the South-East. What I see in the South-East is to allow a cattle rearer to go and graze his cattle. Wherever there is no farm, no housing, he is free to graze his cow. When the owners of the land want to cultivate or want to develop their land, the herdsman will shift his cattle from that place. When cows destroy farms unexpectedly, there are committees in all the South-East states, the matter should be reported to the committees and the owner of the cows will be called to account for what they destroyed, he will pay for them. If a cow was killed, the herdsmen should also report and the committee will fish out those who killed the cow and they pay for the cow they killed. I think that this is the best solution in the South-East.
So ranching can work in the North where there is enough land?
How do you feed the cows there since the North since the area is more affected by desert encroachment and climate change?
Anybody who wants to do business must make provision for that. If they are ready to do ranching, they make provision for conveying the food from wherever to wherever.
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by kingigwe1: 10:40pm On Jun 27, 2019|
Story. One way to legalise guns to them. Won't work. We don't even need any cow again.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 10:46pm On Jun 27, 2019|
You think so? I think is more than that
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Robisky001(m): 10:51pm On Jun 27, 2019|
The Southerners should reject every Fulani Greek gift like a plague. The Southerners would be consigned to oblivion if they decide to absorb those bloodsucking Buhari kinsmen.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 10:53pm On Jun 27, 2019|
This interview piece was done today. The Chairman responses gives clue that they are determined to do vigilance in SE, even as the SE Govs continue to say no to it.
Its telling to see they do not respect or acknowledge authority of the Govs. If they did their Chairman would not say this in continuation of the declaration to establish fulani vigilante, and even as that was countered and dismissed as impossible by the Govs.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by ceaz4r(m): 10:55pm On Jun 27, 2019|
When it suits you and your likes, you say 'even Niger state alone is larger than the whole of South East'. The whole land mass in the North is not sizeable enough for your cattle to graze or there are no Rivers in the Northern States for irrigation?
We will continue to REJECT the idea and plan for any FULANIZATION agenda in the South East hidden under the garment of grazing reserve.
What makes you think you can fool an Igbo man with this ??
Any attempt to force this.....
Let us all bear in mind no one has the monopoly of violence. There is a road we have gone through before. We can still go that road again.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Ojiofor: 10:56pm On Jun 27, 2019|
Fa faa faaaaaaaa Foul.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 11:00pm On Jun 27, 2019|
Has SE sent delegate to Abuja yet?
The leaders from SE need to take this thing as a hot and volatile issue. Its raw hostility.
SE Leaders should go on four separate visits. (a) President, (b) Senate, (c) HoR, (d) Supreme Court.
Miyetti Allah is trying to become authority in SE.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by princechurchill(m): 11:01pm On Jun 27, 2019|
Trojan horse you can ask Yorubas about Kwara state
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 11:13pm On Jun 27, 2019|
I agree with you. However, this thing can be nipped and any war is avoided. Proactive measures should be thrown into it. Ibo Leaders are not doing enough to disrupt this menace.
A vigilante is no more farmer/herder clash. It has gone past there, its now a siege. Like i said this Chairman said a lot in this interview that raises many flags. SE Govs said there will be no fulani vigilante in SE and Chair of Miyetti comes out behind them to detail a process for how fulani vigilante will work. Why are they so adamant about establishing a security corps in SE?
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 11:14pm On Jun 27, 2019|
They know! They call to Afonja everyday. They know.
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Mobi47(m): 11:20pm On Jun 27, 2019|
this must not be allowed in the east. this is a properly orchestrated plan by the deadly Fulani's to cause mayhem in d east. This Fulani people are becoming too stubborn because buhari is supporting them. They even have mind to open their mouth and say they want to form a vigilante group in d east.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by TooMuchStuff: 11:31pm On Jun 27, 2019|
Fulanis must know that SS/SE hate them.
We don't roll with our Enemies.
Sambisa is good for fulanis
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Warship: 11:38pm On Jun 27, 2019|
War will breakout in Nigeria very soon.
Biafrans will not tolerate Fulani Terrorism
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Nobody: 11:46pm On Jun 27, 2019|
MetaPhysical:This is the painful thing. Yesterday, while the Yoruba leadership held an emergency meeting to end the crisis, ikpeazu was in Egypt watching ball.
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by legitnow: 12:36am On Jun 28, 2019|
This is too familiar with regards to islamic army, their modus operandi is the same as always.
First they send in refugee, in this case herdsmen, then swiftly followed by Army.
Let us call a spade a spade here, they are talking of Fulani Army being stationed indefinately in SE.
Was dis not wat Nnamdi Kanu have been shouting? It did not take long to arrive.
Like play, like play they will invade SE.
or they are already there, but asking gfor permission anyway.
Note, similarities to the "INVISIBLE" helicopter dropping weapons in Maiduguri for boko haram.
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by FarahAideed: 12:46am On Jun 28, 2019|
What do these animals take people for ? So apart killing people and stealing their lands the Fulanis also want to run a police service ? God punish all those that voted Buhari
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 1:09am On Jun 28, 2019|
Ikpeazu was in the team of five that sat in same room a week or so ago with miyetti and agreed to fulani vigilante. You want him to now go in a delegate to campaign against it? No.
Here is a question... We hear Ibo saying its your turn to be President of Nigeria. Where are those in SE who the rest of us should vote if they contest? Their ability to lead Nigeria is currently under test. SE is a small space compared to size and population of Nigeria.
We've heard Ibos rubbish Buhari in the way he handles security matter. This is your turn and chance to show demonstrate your capability to resolve and de-escalate security threats. Ikpeazu is a small boy, let him continue to watch football. We want to see his uncles and fathers step up and intervene.
To those qho will say what concerns me in Ibo matter....plenty concerns me. SW is already saturated with Ibos. If fulani vigilante go into action you wont run to North or SS or MB....you will run to SW and flood my land. So it concerns me that you are not doing enough to proactively prevent a refugee situation in your land.
Yorubaland is also under threat but a different kind and we wouldnt be running away from our land for a foreigner. The fulani foreigner will cohabit peacefully with us or he will meet his waterloo in our land.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Optional09: 1:23am On Jun 28, 2019|
Its because they've been getting pat in the back every time they attack any community that's why they're confident enough to bring up all these bogus and irritating ideas. Anytime they kill in any region, identify their settlement and attack them to their extinction I wonder how they will comeup with such ideas. However the North is said to have large unused land why can't they settle the Fulani up North where they can practice their religion without trouble
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by MetaPhysical: 4:04am On Jun 28, 2019|
First things first....Umahi and his brothers need to meet with ipob. Ipob should spearhead all vigilante corps in SE.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by orisa37: 5:17am On Jun 28, 2019|
Giddado Sadig is rude, ruff and an insane Intruder in Iboland.
Governments of the South of Nigeria should set up people's Ranches for their people. They can recruit genuine Fulanis there and allow F.G Investments in them.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Esseite: 5:26am On Jun 28, 2019|
Giddado Sadiq, in this interview speaks on how the proposed Fulani Vigilante will work in communities of the South-East, noting also that ranching is almost impossible in the zone because of limited land space.
Ranching is almost impossible in the zone, because of land space but settlements which requires more expanse of land is what is being proposed?
Its obvious the herdsman are just land grabbers aided by Buhari.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Stan232: 5:41am On Jun 28, 2019|
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by goodnessme1(f): 5:46am On Jun 28, 2019|
The worst mistake Miyetti Allah are making is use southeast as a testing ground for their plan,
1st igbos are democratic in nature,even If the governors approved them to form a vigilante,the kings of the communities may not agree,even if the kings agree,the community wont and that will be fight between community and Miyetti Allah vigilantes.
Southwest would be a best place to test it,
get the governors and obas then you are good to go.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by goodnessme1(f): 5:53am On Jun 28, 2019|
MetaPhysical:yea meet his waterloo in traditional way, according your coward leaders that ask you to defend yourselves in traditional way,indirectly telling you not to fight your masters.
Your juju that couldn't stop them from taking over kwara.
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by mrvitalis(m): 5:58am On Jun 28, 2019|
Would u just shut up ...which south west governor past n present can u compare to obi in every aspect
U just said ur main aim of opening this trend ...i pity the people commenting and taking u serious
Fulanis are killing your people in the south west everyday u don't write about that
U can go and ask DSS what they saw in abia sallow graves u the last time fulani did anyhow
Remove the bandits from the south west before u talk
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by malele(m): 6:14am On Jun 28, 2019|
We don’t need to send any delegates there, let them come down east for whatever they like, they will go in body bags
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|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by punisha: 6:24am On Jun 28, 2019|
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by tunjiajayi: 8:13am On Jun 28, 2019|
From the narration, the vigilante venture might just be the way to go, it literarily takes a thief to catch a thief.
|Re: How Fulani Vigilante Will Work In South East - Miyetti Allah Chairman by Ikem11(m): 8:54am On Jun 28, 2019|
Work where? South East na final bus stop for una... Relax and watch
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