The Chairman of Kogi chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Malam Abubakar Jalido, has urged Fulani herdsmen living in the state not to engage in armed robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities.
Jalido made the call on Sunday in Lokoja during a meeting with leaders of Fulani groups from communities across the state.
He said that armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes were not part of the Fulani culture, and called on all Fulani youths to have a change of mind.
He said that any Fulani man that failed to heed the warning must be ready to face the consequences of his action.
“ They are in our midst and we have told them that the law will take its natural course if they fail to stop all these crimes and acts of criminality,” he said.
The chairman appealed to Nigerians to refrain from making sweeping negative comments about the Fulanis because of the misconduct of the few, saying that tribe abhorred violence and that the Fulanis were peace loving people.
He also pleaded with security agents in the state to come to the aid of herdsmen by saving them from incessant attacks and loss of cows.