Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has appealed to Nigerians to allow herders carry out their businesses peacefully until government provides a viable alternative.
The MACBAN’s Southeast Zonal Chairman, Gidado Siddiki also cautioned Nigerians against utterances capable of spreading fear among Nigerians.
He said “The spate of insecurity and outbursts of emotive utterances across the country is further fanning the embers of fears among Nigerians.
“For the ordinary man, the situation is enough to infer that Nigeria might just be on the verge of activating its emergency security mode.
“What we face today is a situation where the misdemeanours of others have rubbed off largely on us but these trials shall come to pass.
“We only ask to be allowed to do our business until such a time when viable and more beneficial options are realised.”
Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmed, Chairman of MACBAN in Bauchi State had earlier said herdsmen and Nigerians should be allowed to carry arms to protect themselves amid the spate of insecurity.
He also accused the government of irresponsibility in the area of ensuring the security of lives and property of Nigerians.