Date: February 28, 2021, 07:48:32 PM
Law-abiding herdsmen safe in South East, says Miyetti Allah: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
He said: “Before now, we have sensitised our people resident in the South East that they should cooperate with their host communities. Igbo people are good to live with as long as you obey the rules and regulations guiding their ways of life.
The committees have been very helpful, because, they help us resolve issues concerning Fulani herdsmen and their host communities.“Whenever any herder destroys farmlands of his host community, we pay compensation. On the other hand, whenever any member of the host community kills any of our cows, they will pay compensation. It has been working for us.
“We believe the northern elders issued the statement in good faith. Our members here are law-abiding, and have not been having any problem with their hosts. We know our members.
“They have not been engaging in kidnapping, attacks on farmers, raping of women, and other vices. If we should encourage our members to relocate to the North because of crisis or insecurity, is the North without crisis and insecurity?”