The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has likened the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, to socio-cultural groups in the country.
According to him, any Fulani man carrying arms and ammunition is not a member of the association.
“How is it possible for Fulani to attack settlements or communities to carry out killings of innocent people, destroy property and disappear without trace?”
He rejected the terrorism tag being placed on members of Miyetti Allah, warning that “We should not be labelling everybody a criminal because his brother is a criminal”.
Abubakar continued, “Miyetti Allah doesn’t control any Fulani man. Calling for proscription of Miyetti Allah is equivalent to calling for the proscription of other ethnic organisations like Afenifere, ACF, Ohanaeze and others…”