FG working with Miyetti Allah to recover weapons from herdsmen, Presidency says

FG working with Miyetti Allah to recover weapons from herdsmen, Presidency says

The government is meeting with Miyetti Allah to stem the spate of violence committed by herdsmen. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has disclosed that the Federal Government is working with the Miyetti Allah group to discuss how to end the activities of killer herdsmen. The struggle

The government is meeting with Miyetti Allah to stem the spate of violence committed by herdsmen.
The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has disclosed that the Federal Government is working with the Miyetti Allah group to discuss how to end the activities of killer herdsmen.
The struggle for economic resources like land and water between farmers and nomadic cattle herders, usually of the Fulani extraction but not exclusively, has led to a lot of bloodshed in the country in the past year.
Nearly 1,700 violent deaths were attributed to Fulani herdsmen in attacks carried out between January and September 2018, according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index.
The Buhari-led administration has come under fire recently after it was rumoured to be meeting with the Fulani group and offering them money in exchange for peace.
However, while speaking during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Shehu said nothing was offered to the Miyetti Allah group as payoff to stop killings. He said the most prominent topic of discussion was how the cultural group could help the government to retrieve weapons from its “errant members”.
He said, “Nothing about money was discussed. All of the issues were about the involvement of the leadership of this group in getting them to prevail upon their errant members, and how do they assist government to recover weapons that are widely-owned by a lot of these elements.”
The government’s request is a contradiction of President Buhari’s repeated public claims that
herdsmen don’t carry weapons that can be used to cause serious harm. He has also heaped most of the attacks blamed on herdsmen on foreign invaders who exploit Nigeria’s porous borders to wreak havoc.

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