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Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, has sought the collaboration of the Miyetti Allah group towards tackling the security challenges currently facing the country.
In a statement on Monday, the President, through his Media Assistant, Garba Shehu, emphasized the commitment of his administration to work with all members of the Miyetti Allah society in a bid to rid Nigeria of the activities of terrorists, kidnappers, and bandits.
President Buhari made this known in a condolence message to the government and people of Nasarawa State over the brutal killing of the leaders of the Miyetti Allah who forged a strategic partnership with the government against the menace of bandits and kidnappers.
The President described the late State leader, Alhaji Mohammed Husaini, who was among those murdered as a beacon of peace for Nasarawa State and the subregion.
In praying for the repose of the souls of those killed, President Buhari urged the Fulani leaders in the state to choose new leaders who will build on the foundations of peace set up by the Husaini-led leadership.
In a related development, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has appealed to Nigerians to allow herders carry out their businesses peacefully.
MACBAN’s Southeast Zonal Chairman, Gidado Siddiki, said herdsmen should be allowed to carry out their businesses until a beneficial alternative is provided.
Speaking in Enugu, Siddiki appealed to Nigerians to seek a common solution amid the insecurity challenges in the country.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK