Fulani communities in Bauchi State have decried the persistent harassment and arrest of their members by some security agencies without any genuine reason.
The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Comrade Sadiq Ibrahim said this in an interview with our correspondent in Bauchi.
To him, as the most popular tribe in the country, Fulani people were facing a physical assault from the security personnel and some scrupulous elements by defaming their rights in society.
He observed that the lingering attack on Fulani tribes in the society, and a lack of strict adherence to the constitutional duties of heads of security agencies and their heads.
Comrade Sadiq Ibrahim however traces the challenges facing Fulani pastoralists in the state and the country, to the negligence of governments at all levels and the nonchalant attitude of the past leaders of the association, to the detriment of pastoralists.
He enjoined the DCPs of Toro, Alkaleri and Tafawa local government areas, to rise up to the task ahead of them, towards combating the menace in the areas.
Comrade Sadiq Ibrahim attributed the decline in the farmers/herders clashes in the state to the awareness campaigns from the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and commended members for their cooperation and understanding of a cordial relationship with farmers.
He assured that the leadership of the association would continue to wrestle, for the rights of Fulani across the twenty local government areas of the state.
Sadiq Ibrahim Ahmad warned the people of the tribe to be law-abiding citizens and avoid demonic characters wherever they found selves for peace and prosperous Nigeria.
The Fulani leader further stressed the need for justice to be done to all tribes, to enable his members to observe their constitutional rights.
WikkiTimes recalls that MACBAN had alleged extortion and undue harassment of its members and their leaders, especially during market days in Bauchi, Toro and Ganjuwa local governments by security agents.