Miyetti Allah backs Obiano order declaring AK-47-carrying herdsmen criminals
Tony Okafor,AwkaTHE South-East chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has expressed its support for Governor Willie Obiano’s pronouncement of treating any herder illegally possessing firearms as a criminal.The Chairman of the group, Gidago Sidikki, stated this on Thursday while reacting to a statement credited to Obiano wherein he ordered the police and other security agencies to treat any herder found in possession of AK-47 rifle as an armed robber.
The governor had in a stakeholders’ security summit in Awka on Monday ordered security agencies to treat any herder carrying AK-47 as a criminal.Obiano said the order would be in force after the state had taken a headcount of herders in the state.Sidikki said, “The governor’s order is in line with the already existing agreement between the South-East governors and the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.
“My members have been having a good relationship with their host communities in spite of some isolated cases of misunderstanding, which is normal in every human society.Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. headtopics.comRead more: The Punch Newspapers »
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What of those that destroy farm crops and don't carry gun Day dreaming or 'figuring of speech' which is which please? They see now that their oga in Aso rock is under serious fire and clearly losing the strength to back them. Even food blockage nor work, so they either back down or face out!!! Confused souls