The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (MAKH) has accused the Northern Governors Forum and emirs of not giving a hoot about humiliations being suffered by Fulani herdsmen in southern parts of the country over grazing areas for their herds.
Bauchi State chapter of MAKH berated the northern governors and emirs over their inability to address the plight of the Fulani herders at its recent meeting in Kaduna, stating that the governors were only concerned about where power will be domiciled in 2023.
Chairman of the group, Alhaji Muhammad Hussaini, while addressing journalists in Bauchi on Wednesday, expressed disappointment that Northern governors and emirs, as representatives of the people, could sit to discuss issues affecting the region without recourse to the Fulani’s plight.
Hussaini said: “Northern governors are being lackadaisical towards the predicaments of the Fulani tribe in the country, especially the herders, who roam about searching for greener pasture for their animals in the southern parts of the country while being humiliated, maimed and even killed, with their movements restricted on their fatherland soil, contrary to the provisions of Nigerian Constitution.”
The MAKH chairman wondered why the governors and emirs were only bothered about political issues such as power shifts between the country’s regions at the detriment of the lives of their people.
He said, “Instead of the Northern governors showing concern to the forms of treatment on herders by the Southern governors, they simply sit and discuss issues of personal vendetta without recourse to the people they governed.
“For this, we condemn in totality the Northern Governors Forum meeting with emirs in attendance. They sit to discuss their self-aggrandisement motives, leveraging on ways and means to enrich themselves at the detriment of the people.”