Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Kogi state chapter, said it has concluded plans to set up its own vigilante group that will work in synergy with the state security apparatus.
Chairman of the association in Kogi state, Alhaji Wakili Yusuf Damina who commended Governor Yahaya Bello for the maintenance of peace and harmony between farmers and herders in the state, promised that the Fulani herders living in the state will always remain supportive and loyal to the administration.
Addressing journalists in Lokoja on Saturday after their meeting Alhaji Damina promised that the Fulani herders operating in the state will always remain loyal and law abiding in view of the assurances of security of lives and property given by the government.
He also eulogized the state Commissioner of Police Ayuba Ede for his prompt response to complains and distress calls, which has saved a lot of crises between farmers and herders.
The Fulani leader explained that the vigilante major assignment will be passing intelligence information to the security on kidnappers, rustlers and bandits as they are residing in the areas vulnerable to these types of crimes and economic saboteurs.
Damina therefore appealed to the people of Kogi state to accommodate his members in the fight again insecurity and criminality so as to enable harmonious coexistence, social and economic development .
The Chairman expressed gratitude to the governor and appealed to him to include the Fulani in his cabinet as was the case during the first tenure so that they can contribute their quota to peace building and development.