Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani society, has called the 17 governors of the southern states jokers for banning open grazing in their region.
Alhaji Bello Bodejo, the Association’s National President, said as much in an interview with Daily Sun in Abuja.
A governor does not have the constitutional power to act as they have. They have the right to make pronouncements or suggestions, but they are not binding on us because there is no constitutional backing. Bodejo said, “They’re all jokers.”
Bodejo insists that Fulani herdsmen in the south have the right to remain there and trade legally because they are Nigerians and should be allowed to trade peacefully anywhere in the country.
In addition, the leader of the herdsmen group distanced the group from last Sunday’s attacks in Igangan, Ibarapa North Local Government Area, Oyo State. Police and other security agencies must use their resources to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute anyone found to have been involved in the attacks in order to deter others from doing the same.