The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has reacted to the alleged threat to stop cattle supply to southern states.
The group who spoke yesterday, through its Katsina state chairman, Atiku Abubakar, debunked the rumors while explaining that the group was not aware of such decisions.
He, however, assured that any information on the directive, if any, would be made public.
In another news, the union has also condemned what it called blanket criminalization of herdsmen nationwide.
The group stated that there are a few bad eggs among them, but people should not take advantage of the infiltration of the group by some criminal elements to label all herdsmen as killers.
Chairman of MACBAN, South East zone Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, in a statement, pleaded for “better understanding in information peddling, so as to avoid the often misinformation, half-truths and outright falsehood that the gullible public very often gets fed with.
“I plead with Governments, Traditional and Religious leaders, as well as other influential groups in the South East not to relent in their advocacy for peaceful coexistence amongst Nigerians wherever they choose to live and ply their legitimate businesses.
“I plead for truthfulness, fairness and restraints in information management so as to avoid tendencies of unfair blanket criminalization of any group of people.
Siddiki advocated that criminals, wherever they are identified, should be made to face the full wrath of the laws of the land.