Nigeria/June 24, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/109 views /Featurednigeria South-East Govs Reject Miyetti Allah’s Demand For Fulani Vigilante In Igbolandshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel The South East Governors Forum have rejected the demand by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) for the establishment of a Fulani vigilante group in the southeast to protect their members. MACBAN made the proposal during the Southeast Security Summit in Enugu last week. The summit was convened by the Southeast Governors’ Forum to profer solution to lingering clashes between herders and farmer in the region. The clashes have led to killings and destruction of farmlands. Loading… Since the report of MACBAN’s demands last week, harsh reactions have been directed at the governors by various interest groups in the zone. Many more condemnations were also directed at the governor’s on social media with many alleging that the governors were in agreement with MACBAN on the issue. ALSO READ Hate cannot drive out hate – Yvonne JegedeBut the governors on Monday denied ever being ready to allow such suggestions come to fruition. The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi stated this in a statement in Abakaliki The statement was released by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor. Mr Umahi described the allegation of the Governors allowing MACBAN to form vigilance group as strange. “I find it extremely strange for anybody to think that none locals in any part of the country including South East could be allowed to form vigilante outfit”. ” The Miyetti Allah group may have made that suggestion which I believe will never mean to form a vigilante in South East Whichever is the meaning, no Governor will allow that” ALSO READ South-South APC gladiators jostle for ministerial nomination | The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News“South East Governors have their local vigilantes working with security agencies. Any such demand by Miyetti group is a joke and not acceptable. Governors of South East are doing their best and we have no problems receiving insults from our people. It is the price for leadership. “The important thing to us is the safety and well-being of our people. Opc and other pressure groups may not have found it fashionable to be insulting their leaders even when their leaders may not be saints”, the governor said. Governor Umahi further disclosed that his task is to develop Ebonyi State, contribute in rebuilding South East and Nigeria. “My calling is not to insult others for me to do these . Have we been fairly treated? No. Can we solve the problem by hate speeches? For me no. Nobody no matter the level of pretence can change my style of peaceful leadership. Ebonyi, in particular, has suffered so much even in the context of South East. We believe that we do not need hate speeches as a strategy to solve our problems” ALSO READ Akeredolu’s is an ingrate, he caused Buhari’s defeat in Ondo – Ali Olanusi“Finally, no Miyetti vigilante in South East, no cattle ranch or colony but we must live peacefully with herdsmen that do not destroy our farmland especially those that were born here and have lived peacefully with us. All South East governors are together in this position”, the governor said. Ends [embedded content] Loading… RELATED POSTS Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Featurednigeria share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleFederal High court issues arrest warrant for InnosonÂ CEO,Â Innocent Chukwumanext articleIs CNL party undesirable?Related PostsNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Killing Of Fasoranti’s Daughter: Igbo Group Issues Strong Warning To BuhariNigeria/July 17, 2019 /No Comment Rwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaRwanda to open embassy in Morocco – Premium Times NigeriaOyo government recovers five more vehicles from Ajimobi’s aides – Daily Post NigeriaPSG owner sues over illegal transfer payment claim | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World NewsEBRD, CBE discuss offering new banking products for Egypt’s private sector – Daily News EgyptEPL: Premier League introduces new rules that will affect Chelsea, Man United, Arsenal, others – Daily Post NigeriaPrices soar in Egypt, but people find ways to cope – Daily News EgyptCOLNN closes a SEED round of $100K from EdVentures – Daily News Egypt Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.