Miyetti Allah Tells Fulanis Not To Vote Obi

The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, also known as Miyetti Allah, has said it has instructed every Fulani in the country not to vote for the presidential standard bearer of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi. According to the group, Obi is a ‘tribal bigot’ and represents ‘the Biafran interest’, which would not ‘favour the Fulani nation in Nigeria’. The National Secretary-General of the Fulani socio-cultural group, Mr Saleh Ahassan, in an interview with Sunday PUNCH, noted that as far as Miyetti Allah was concerned, Obi was out of the options of persons to be voted for in the forthcoming elections. “As far as we are concerned, we know those we cannot vote for. You see that they call Obi or OBIdient, any Fulani man who votes for him must be questioned because he may not be a true son of the soil. “Obi represents the Biafran interest. So, we know those we cannot vote for and those that cannot be president of Nigeria. He is a tribal bigot,” he stressed. Alhassan also stated that when Obi was the governor of …

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We’ll Meet At Hague — Ortom Slams Miyetti Allah

…Demands compensation for the wanton killings of his people By Simplicius Barrah The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has told the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore that he is ever ready to meet them at the International Criminal Court of Justice. According to the statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Benue Governor, Nathaniel Ikyur, the Governor stated this while reacting to media threats credited to the Fulani group whose members have continued to wreck incalculable havoc on Benue communities thereby killing thousands and rendering many others homeless. According to a statement credited to the Secretary General of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Saleh Alhasssn, the group has already approached the ICC in The Hague to file a suit against Governor Ortom for allegedly seizing over 25,000 cows belonging to his members and detaining over 4000 herders. In his reaction to the reported court action, Governor Ortom reiterated his readiness to meet them in court saying: “Tell Miyetti Allah and all its leadership that I am ready to meet them in court, anywhere. He further explained that as …

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Legal Threat: We’ll Meet In Court – Ortom Slams Miyetti Allah

By Chris Udochukwu Abuja (Precise Post) – Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has reacted to the legal threat from Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore over ban on open grazing, saying he is prepared to meet them in court for the legal battle. Ortom has insisted that the law banning open grazing in the state is irrevocable. His insistence was contained in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur made available to Precise Post in Abuja. Secretary-General of the group, Saleh Hassan at a press conference in Abuja on Monday, May 9th, 2022 threatened that they will take legal action against the Benue State Government over what he claimed were illegal seizures of cows belonging to their members on account of violation of the ban on open grazing of cattle in the state.  Governor Ortom in a swift reaction dismissed claims by the group that the cattle seized in the state by the Livestock Guards for violating the anti-open grazing law in the state were done illegally.  “There is a law in place. And it is very clear …

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Declare Miyetti Allah, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Terrorist Groups – Ortom

By Ogechi Okorie Markurdi (Precise Post) – Benue State Governor,  Samuel Ortom,  on Thursday reiterated his call on President Muhammadu Buhari to move a step further and declare all the Fulani socio-cultural organisations  terrorists. In a statement  by his Chief Press Secretary, Nathaniel Ikyur, the governor applauded  the President  for heeding his call to finally label bandits wreaking havoc on citizens across the country as terrorists, but  said “this is not enough.” The  governor  called on the President to be bold enough to go a step further and declare Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria,  and Fulani Nationality Movement as terrorist organisations just as it has done to other groups”. “Though the Federal Government’s  measures on bandits now seems strong, the security challenges will only be adequately addressed if similar hard position is taken on Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, MACBAN and the Fulani Nationality Movement who have vowed and continued to cause mayhem in Benue State and other parts of the country because of the anti-grazing laws.” “For us in Benue State, the law has …

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Miyetti Allah Petitions Gov. Ishaku, Buhari Over Bombing Of Cows In Taraba

By Sylvanus Viashima Abuja (Precise Post) – The Taraba State Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio Cultural Association Alhaji Bammi Bello Njane on Wednesday called on the state Governor Darius Ishaku to lias with the federal government to investigate the bombing of over a thousand cows in Takum local government area of the state by the Nigerian Airforce. In a statement issued in Jalingo, Njane alleged that a Nigerian Airforce Tactical jet from the Airforce Base in Makurdi bombed and killed about a thousand and two hundred cows and injured some persons and other animals without justification. He said that “on the 9th and 10th of this month, an Airforce Tactical jet from the Makurdi Airforce Base entered our state and bombed over one thousand cattle in Vingiri and Akisa villages in Takum local government area of the state. “While we found 792 dead cattle, 430 went missing and have not been found as at the time of this briefing. 42 sheep and six persons also got injured in the attack. This is the second time this …

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Money-making institutions dominated by Buhari’s people, claim that Igbo control economy not honest – UNN ex-dean, Prof Igwe

Obasi Igwe is a Professor of Political Science and former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and ex-lecturer at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Zaria, Kaduna State. In this interview with RAPHAEL EDE, he speaks on a number of issues in the country and the row on the Value Added Tax How will you describe Nigeria’s federalism? Yes, Nigeria started as a federal system, but it is today centralised in a quasi-military manner with almost all resources and power concentrated in Abuja, triggering unimaginable levels of injustice and corruption, and at the heart of the various agitations for either restructuring (not mere devolution of powers), or absolute self-determination/separation. There are strong arguments in favour of any of them. Because of existing inequalities in the distribution of central power and the extremely reactionary orientation of many officials, proper restructuring is unlikely to be achieved by a federal legislative process. Therefore, the best option is a sovereign national conference, or at least, an adequately empowered constitutional conference. The former is preferable because it will solve both the national question of …

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Lagos Assembly passes VAT, open grazing bills

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the Value Added Tax Bill, with Speaker Mudashiru Obasa directing the Acting Clerk of the House, Mr. Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The House also passed the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing in the state. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where the bills were read the third time. Immediately after their passage, Speaker Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow. “I thank you all for this historic exercise,” Obasa said. The House had held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday, with stakeholders expressing support. Source

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Miyetti Allah demands 30,000sq metres cattle grazing land in Delta

Delta Cattle Dealers Association yesterday demanded 30,000 square metres of land in the 25 local governments, as designated areas for cattle breeding ground and market. The association spoke in Asaba, the Delta State capital, during the public hearing on a Bill for a Law to provide for the Regulation of Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing and to Prohibit Open Grazing and Related Matters in the state. The hearing, organised by the Delta State House of Assembly Joint Committee on Special Bills and that of Agriculture and Natural Resources, had about 12 memoranda from the state government agencies and stakeholders in livestock business. The association’s memorandum, signed by the Chairman, Alhaji Musa Shuwa, said that the 5,000 square metres designated as grazing areas contained in the draft bill was grossly inadequate because of the facilities expected to be in the areas. Shuwa said at present, the association maintains livestock (cattle) market in seven towns in the state, adding that the smallest is situated on a parcel of land measuring about 4,500 square metres, while the biggest is about 7,000 square metres. …

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Seven IPOB’s Eastern Security Network Fighters Allegedly Killed As Nigerian Army Raids Camp In Rivers

Abuja (Precise Post) – Seven suspected members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the militant wing of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) have been killed and five others arrested by security operatives at a camp in a forest in Agbonchia, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers state. According to a statement by the Nigerian Army, the incident occurred on Thursday, May 27, 2021. The statement, which was signed by the Deputy Army Public Relations Officer, Lt. Colonel Charles Ekeocha, read, “6 Division, in conjunction with Keystone, DSS and NSCDC led by Brigadier-General MD Danja conducted clearance/raid operations at suspected IPOB/ESN camp in Agbochia Forest along Pipelines Road Ogali/ Kom-Kom boundary between Eleme and Oyigbo local government areas of Rivers State. “During the clearance/raid Operations, the team came in contact with the IPOB/ESN members. However, during the firefight, 7 x IPOB/ESN members were neutralized and 5 x suspects were arrested. “Items recovered during the clearance/raid include: Communication gadgets, assorted cell phones, army uniforms arms and ammunition were also recovered. “Also recovered from the camp two AK 47 rifles, two G3 …

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Freedom of movement is for human beings, not cattle and sheep By: Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, OFR

The Northern elites, including the Hon Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, miss the point sorely when they compare Igbo peaceful spare-parts dealers who go about their normal spare parts business legitimately, (building or renting their shops), with savage, maniacal AK-47-wielding herdsmen. Igbo traders do not kill or attack Northerners with their stock of motor-tyres, rims, spanners or chasis. They do not pour petrol from fuel tanks that they sell, on Fulani herdsmen. They do not use car bumpers or wind shields to smash the heads of herdsmen. How does open and street grazing of cows by fully armed foot-patrolling youth which is now clearly anachronistic, diluvian, primitive and antiquated, be likened to legitimate spare parts business being carried out in shops or designated areas, with the Igbo traders paying tenement rate, taxes, water electricity and light bills? Have you ever heard of any herder paying tax? How do you equate spare parts dealers with mindless violence unleashed on poor helpless and hapless farmers in their own farms, and destruction of their crops with reckless abandon by these …

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Anti-open grazing ban: AGF Malami under fire

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) on Thursday came under a barrage of attacks for declaring as illegal, Southern governors ban on open grazing. At a meeting in Asaba, Delta State on May 11, South’s governors called for full enforcement of the ban on open grazing and movement of cattle from the North to the South “on foot”. They also called for restructuring of the country while reaffirming their belief in a united Nigeria on the basis of equity, justice and peace. They urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the myriad of challenges taking their toll on the people. But, in the first reaction to the call by a major official of the Federal Government, Malami undermined the ban on open grazing. Featuring on a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday, he said: “It is about constitutionality within the context of the freedoms expressed in our constitution. Can you deny the rights of a Nigerian? “For example, it is as good as saying, perhaps, maybe, the Northern governors coming together to say they …

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Reactivate over 5 million hectares of grazing reserve in Northern Nigeria – Miyetti Allah

….Says North can’t ignore South’s decision on open grazing Abuja (Precise Post) – The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) says the grazing reserves which cover an area of 5 million hectares in the north should be reactivated in the interim before considering ranching which may take a long time and process to complete. This is coming as the association says the North cannot afford to ignore the recent unanimous decision of southern governors to place a ban on open grazing in their states. Responding to the Tuesday Asaba Declaration of the governors, National Secretary of MACBAN, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, said northern governors should rise up to the challenge by working out a solution of their own that will be generally acceptable. “We can’t ignore the unanimous demand of the entire governments of the south on a particular issue,” Ngelzarma told The Nation yesterday. “If the southern governors can be in agreement on an aspect, that means it is an issue and deserves to be given serious attention,” he added. “In a situation where the entire southern populace …

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It’ll be blood for blood – IPOB reacts to Miyetti Allah’s threats

The Indigenous People of Biafra says members of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore will meet their demise if they attempt to hurt any Nigerian of Igbo extraction in the country. While speaking through a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, the Nnamdi Kanu-led group said the Miyetti Allah will lose if it tries to carry out its threat. The IPOB said this in reaction to threat by the herders’ group that they would avenge the death of every herdsman killed in the South-East. SaharaReporters had earlier reported how the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore vowed to take both legal and cultural actions in avenging the killing of its 50 members, it said had died in the hands of the IPOB in the last one month. Spokesman for the group, Saleh Alhassan, disclosed this while reacting to the killing of one of the commanders of Indigenous People of Biafra gunned down by security operatives last Saturday. Alhassan, speaking on Thursday had said, “The security agencies should intensify efforts in dealing with all those terrorists killing Fulani herders, burning police stations, prisons and …

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FG declares Monday public holiday to mark workers’ day

The Federal Government has declared Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing this year’s celebration. He commended them for their patience, understanding and support in driving the policies and programmes of the regime of the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), “in its determination to move the country to the next level of socio-economic development.” Aregbesola in a statement on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Shuaibu Belgore, called for more dedication and patriotism from all Nigerian workers and the labour unions, saying “the challenges of the moment will soon be over as the government is committed to the security of lives and property of all Nigerians.” The statement was titled, ‘FG declares Monday, May 3, 2021 public holiday to mark 2021 workers’ day celebration. The minister added, “Government is putting all strategies in place to curb the challenges of insecurity in the country. I therefore call on the …

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Nasarawa: Bandits Kill Two Miyetti Allah Leaders

Abuja (Precise Post) – Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed the chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nasarawa State, Mohammed Hussain, at Garaku Market Area of Kokona Local Government Area of the state. The bandits also murdered one Mohammed Umar, the chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in the Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The Police Public Relation Officer, Nasarawa State Command, Ramhan Nansel, announced this in a statement signed on Friday. “On 2/4/2021 at about 1930hrs, information was received that unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani Bandits attacked and killed one Mohammed Hussaini, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Nasarawa State and Mohammed Umar, the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Toto LGA at Garaku market. “Upon receipt of the information, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bola Longe psc(+) swiftly deployed Operation Puff Adder II personnel to the scene where the two corpses were recovered and taken to the hospital; the corpses deposited at Anthony memorial Mortuary for Post Mortem examination after being confirmed dead by a medical doctor,” the statement read in …

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Why Election May Not Hold In 2023 – Ortom Reveals

By Our Reporter Abuja (Precise Post) – Governor of Benue State Samuel Ortom has said that there may not be election in 2023 if the insecurity challenges in the country persists. Governor Ortom stated this on Tuesday when he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The governor who arrived at the Villa unaccompanied met with the President over issues of insecurity in the country. He thanked the President for condemning the attack on his farm but said: “that there will be no 2023 elections in Nigeria if insecurity persists”. Briefing journalists after meeting with the President, Governor Ortom disclosed that the nation is sitting on a keg of gun powder without meaningful progress being made on the issue of security. Speaking on the protection of the constitution, Ortom appealed for the provisions of the constitution to be protected to enable equity, fairness, and justice in the country. He criticized the issue of impunity in the country which he said has been allowed to fester, thereby urging the Federal Government to immediately prosecute anyone found culpable of …

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