*Asks Herdsmen to be Law-abiding
Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ( MACBAN ) has called on all herdsmen to be law-abiding and to steer clear of any move by any group to make them to attack peaceful communities.
The group expressed shock at the recent killings in Enugu, allegedly committed by herdsmen.
In a statement on Thursday signed by its National Secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, MACBAN said that it was horrified, adding that these heinous acts from whomever were condemnable and reprehensible.
“Short of shielding anybody or group of people or absolving the so called herdsmen, it is imperative and incumbent upon the authorities especially security agencies to look into these pathetic developments beyond appearances, stereotyping and profiling”, the group said.
According to the association, widespread atttacks of these sorts and the quick apportioning of blame on the herdsmen without concrete proofs smacks of a possible diabolical grand design by some hidden vested interests in the country or beyond, who are bent on formenting trouble and setting one ethnic tribe or region against another. ThisDay
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