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Miyetti Allah Is Blaming This Northern Governor For All The Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes In Nigeria

The clashes between Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers in the country is getting out of hand. While the farmers complain of destruction of their crops in their farmland, the herdsmen are complaining of hostility from their host communities, rustling and killing of their cattles. This has made some state Governors in the country especially in the South pass anti-grazing bills in their country. The Miyetti Allah which is the umbrella body of cattle rearers in Nigeria are not happy with such bills which restrict the movement of cattles in some areas. Today, the President of Miyetti Allah, Abdullahi Bodejo is blaming the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom for all the clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the country. He said that Governor Ortom was the first to come up with anti-grazing law in the country and also used the issue of farmers and herdsmen clashes to campaign during the 2019 election. He alleged that the Governor is highly against the Fulanis in Benue State to the extent that he can wake up in the morning and all that comes to his mind is the Fulanis in Benue State. Bodeji went further to state that Governor Ortom forgot that the Tiv people and Fulanis are neighbours and have lived together adding that in 2 years time, Gov. Ortom will leave office and the Fulanis will be free in the state. It could be recalled that Benue State has witnessed more of farmers and herdsmen clashes in the country more than any other state in the country. Some Nigerians who reacted to the statement of the Miyetti Allah President had the following to say on Twitter.

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Abdullahi Bodejo Benue State Miyetti Nigeria Samuel Ortom


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