The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, (MACBAN), in Ondo State has assured the state government that criminals in the association will be exposed and made to face the law.
National President of MACBAN, Muhammad Kiruwa made the vow in a stakeholders resolution meeting with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in Ondo state.
Recall that the state government after carrying out series of measures to curtail insecurity in the state, decided to hold a meeting with the National Executives of the Association.
The meeting was aimed at finding a lasting solution to incesant kidnapping and farmers/herders clashes in the state.
Kiruwa explained that his leadership will not condone crimininality in any way, and that the association has resolved to assist farmers to bring an end to the clash with herdsmen.
He regretted that members of the group were linked with various criminal activities especially kidnapping and armed robbery as well as frequent clashes with farmers across the state.
Kiruwa said: “We are here to fish out criminals among the pastoralists. They should come and lay down their arms, and if they refuse, we will work with security agents to go after them.
“We have also agreed to stop night grazing, under aged grazing, and to impose a penalty on whoever allows his cows to stray into farms.
In his remarks, Akeredolu assured the association of his readiness to ensure that the state government implements all resolutions without delay for sustenance of peace in the state.
Akeredolu, who encouraged members of the association to notify security agents about suspected criminals in their domains, promised to enact laws against under-age and night grazing as well as capture the biometric data of all cattle rearers in the state for proper identification.