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Insecurity: MACBAN Warns Executives To Steer Clear Of Extortion, Touting

Miyetti Allah seeks protection of members' interest in new CBN cash policy  - Peoples Gazette Nigeria

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has warned its newly elected states’ executives to desist from getting involved in extortion and touting or risk suspension.

Its National President, Baba Othman-Ngelzarma, issued the warning in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

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He said that the actions of miscreants have tarnished the good image of the Fulani people and urged the new leadership to work towards ridding those with criminal tendencies from their midst.

The president also  called on members to be law abiding and report any act of injustice they face assuring them that as citizens , they are entitled to their full rights.

Othman-Ngelzarma said he has directed the elected MACBAN executive in Taraba  to constitute a three-man legal team for each state to deal with the issues of extortion and touting.

The president described the large number of pastoral-youths in custodial centres across the states awaiting trial resulting from alleged false charges as totally unacceptable.

He said the association had received hundreds of complaints from members nation-wide that an alleged cartel of security, judicial officials and some renegade pastoralist leaders were feeding on the wealth of rural pastoralists.

Othman-Ngelzarma said, ” Leadership is about service and with heightened insecurity occasioned by gross human rights abuse, all hands must be on deck to ensure equity, justice and fair play to all Nigerians.”

The president urged all pastoralists to uphold the concept of ‘Pullaku ‘ for peace and security to reign.

He emphasized the need to shed all negativity in order to restore their dignity and pride, adding that the virtues of Pullaku code of conduct represent peace, respect, shyness and unity.

” These are the integral for the survival of society.

” MACBAN represents peaceful and law-abiding pastoralists and will not tolerate bad eggs in its midst,” Othman-Ngelzarma added.

He implored both the leadership and the followership of the association to support the government and security agencies in their various states.

Othman-Ngelzarma  also implored the members of the association to extend their hands of fellowship to all the farmers’ associations for the purpose of dialogue to mitigate recurring conflicts. (NAN)

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