The Organisation of Fulani’s Know as Miyetti Allah has apologized to the Benue state governor over the killing by its people in the state.
The Miyetti Allah’s National Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Kautul Hore organization, Saleh Alhassan issued the apology on behalf of the organization on Saturday 26th October 2019.
Speaking at a peace meeting held in Makurdi, Alhassan vowed to ensure the peaceful coexistence of herders and farmers in Benue State.
In a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Terver Akase, it was stated that the peace initiative was brokered by Allen Onyema, the Chairman of Air Peace.
The statement reads in part, “The Miyeitti Allah scribe described Governor Ortom as a peace-loving man who stood firmly for the emancipation of his people.
“Alhasan gave assurance that members of the group would embrace the peace initiatives put forward by the Governor.”
The statement further said that Governor Ortom told the group that the enactment of the Open Grazing Prohibition and Ranches Establishment Law by the state was meant to encourage ranching as the global best practice for animal husbandry and also end the killing of innocent people.
Punch newspaper reports that the Governor also said that any person or group wishing to rear livestock in the state was free to acquire land and do so in accordance with the provisions of the ranching law of the state.
Source: The Punch