The Bauchi State chapter of Miyetti Allah, Kautal Hore has accused Northern Governors and Emirs of neglecting Fulani herders in the Southern region where they were being humiliated, injured and even killed under the guise of anti-open grazing law.
The Chairman of Bauchi State Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Muhammad Hussaini made the accusation during a chat with newsmen on Wednesday.
He lamented that Northern governors and emirs in their recent meeting in Kaduna State could discuss political issues such as power shift between the country’s regions without mentioning the mistreatment of their kinsmen in the south, thereby describing such as disheartening.
He noted that the restriction of herdsmen movements under the guise of anti-open grazing law was contrary to the provisions of Nigerian Constitution.
He added, “Instead of the northern governors showing concern to the many forms of prosecutions and ill-treatment on herders by the southern governors, they simply sit and discuss issues of personal vendetta without recourse to the people they govern.
“For this, we condemn in totality the Northern Governors Forum meeting with Emirs in attendance. They sit to discuss their self-aggrandize motives leveraging ways and means to enrich themselves to the detriment of the wellbeing of their people.”