Southern Kaduna: Miyetti Allah, Denies Reprisal Report

JOINT PRESS BRIEFING BY MIYETTI ALLAH CATTLE BREEDERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (MACBAN) NATIONAL KADUNA STATE & ZONE 3 CHAPTERS DATED 20TH JANUARY 2017

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) National Headquarters Kaduna State Chapter and Zone 3 Chapter have held a joined meeting to discuss unfolds malicious and provocative article been circulated by some media outlets which was claimed to have been issued by Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in which was claimed that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) will retaliate on attacks on its members in Southern Kaduna and wish to make this declaration:

 

1. At no time will Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Assoclatton of Nigeria (MACBAN) issued such irresponsible article to any media outlet.

 

That Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as a peace loving Association which has contributed immensely to the peace and reconciliation efforts not only in Southern Kaduna but also throughout the nation in general, will never decent so low as to advocate for crisis by way of supporting reprisal attacks on innocent people under any pretext.

2. It is on record that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has contributed immensely not only in reaching out to all the victims of the 2011 post election violence and all other subsequent crisis in Southern Kaduna both within and outside the country.

3. That Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) wish to strongly and in an unequivocal terms condemned this article and its authors and also called on the general public to disregard such irresponsible article. We want to strongly warned those behind this provocative article if) the interest of peace to desist from using our good name to create mischief in the society. We do hereby call on the security agencies to investigate this faceless undesirable element that are behind this write-up in order to bring them to book.

4. Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) would continue to reach out to all critical stakeholders and other individuals and groups with the view to working together to insure total reconciliation between these communities that have been co-existed peacefully together for many decades.

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Wish to condemn a Concocted story by one Luka Binniyat Kaduna State Correspondent of Vanguard Newspapers in 2016 during Godogodo attacks that our Chairman said Fulani have claimed responsibility for the attacks. Our Chairman did not talk with him and we challenged him to provide evidence or retract that fake statements attributed to our Chairman and apologize our great Association or may face a legal action.

We call on our members nationwide and in particular those affected by the crisis in Southern Kaduna to disregard this article and always remain peaceful law abiding. We call on everyone to support the Federal Government, Kaduna State Government and all the security agencies in their efforts to return peace and normalcy to the arState

Signed by:

Ibrahim S. Abdullahi, Asst National Secretary General, MACBAN

Haruna Usman Tugga, State Chairman, MACBAN

Musa Mohammed Gambo, State Secretary, MACBAN

Abdulhamid Musa, Zonal Chairman, Zone 3, MACBAN.

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