By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
A peace accord meeting by the southwest governors and the leadership of the Miyetty Allah (MACBAN) in Akure, the Ondo State capital was attended by the stakeholders across the country.
In his opening remarks, the governor of Ekiti state, who doubled as the Chairman of the Governor’s forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi said the country needs to be free from all forms of criminality.
He, however, said that the Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu was misquoted about the eviction order.
“The governor only said that the Fulani Herdsmen should register and that whoever refuses to do, should leave the forest and not to leave the state,” he said.
In his response, the national secretary of the Miyetty Allah Breeders Association (MACBAN), Baba Uthman, said the order of the governor will be maintained.
He said that no minor would be allowed to graze again and that there shall be no night grazing.
Meanwhile, the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde said he will not use criminality to solve criminality. He said his govt would encourage the people to face the common enemies that include kidnappers, armed robbers, and banditry.
Makinde said everything would be done to arrest the criminals terrorizing the zones ad causing all forms of unrest.
The Osun State governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola suggested that there should be a special person as an intermediary between likeya Committee that will be responsible for the settling of issues between farmers and herdsmen.
The governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Maamud Badero said the fake news on social media is responsible for the fracas that eschew and brew the security breach in the country.
Badero said criminals should be dealt with completely under any disguise.
He that Akeredolu has done well by asking the Miyetty Allah breeders register as no one can enter anybody’s house without permission.
Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo state said that people of Miyetty Allah were misinformed on what he said that there should be no night grazing and that the kidnappers are using the forest as a cover-up, therefore, ordering for the registration of anyone who wishes to use the forest.
It was later unanimously agreed that, there won’t be night grazing and underage grazing. Also that, no grazing will be allowed in the cities. As well that the registration of the Miyetty Allah will be done so as to identify the criminals easily.