The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria ( MACBAN ), another set of Fulani herdsmen have described the call in some quarters for the crucification of all Fulani herdsmen in the country for the simple reason that they were the ones responsible for the recent attacks in Enugu as stereotyping.
“Short of shielding anybody or group of people or absolving the so-call herdsmen, it is imperative and incumbent upon the authorities especially security agencies to look into these pathetic developments beyond appearances, stereotyping and profiling”, the group said in a statement.
The statement which was issued today, Thursday by the National Secretary of the association, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, said that the attacks were horrifying, condemnable and reprehensible.
According to the association, widespread attacks of these sorts and the quick apportioning of blame on the herdsmen without concrete proofs smacks of a possible diabolical grand design by some hidden vested interests in the country or beyond, who are bent on fomenting trouble and setting one ethnic tribe or region against another. [myad]