The Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Oyo state has stated that its inclusion in the operations of Amotekun, a security outfit would be beneficial for the development of the state.
This was stated by Yaqub Bello, a former chairman of MACBAN in the state, yesterday, while addressing a public hearing, on the Oyo state security network agency bill 2020.
During the event which was presided over by Abiodun Fadeyi, the deputy speaker of the state house of assembly, expressed his support for Miyetti Allah to the Amotekun initiative, saying only “haters of truth” would oppose such a move.
He noted that some of them had been living in Oyo for over 40 years, married Yoruba women and have children with them.
“So, our request is to include Myetti Allah as members of Operation Amotekun to enhance the job of the outfit, since we know the terrain of where we rear our cattle,” he said.
He explained that having the Fulani amongst the Amotekun would make it easy for Amotekun men to differentiate between herdsmen and criminals while patrolling.
He further stated that Fulani man can also serve as an interpreter while interrogating any suspected herdsman.
In his remark, Gboyega Adejumo, representative of Gani Adams, aare ona kakanfo of Yorubaland, said issuance of a licence for firearms is vital for the operations of the security outfit.
He said that the use of dane guns will be ineffective for their operations, adding that hoodlums and criminal-minded persons may attack the operatives once observed that they have no arms.