Sunday, 7 April 2019

Zamfara Killings: Miyetti Allah Profers Solutions

Ibrahim Suleman, the Zamfara Chairman ofMiyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, has suggested how the government can put an end to killings in the state.

He said that for the state to have lasting peace, children of nomadic Fulani must be educated.

He urged the state government to encourage Fulani children to go to school, saying education is the permanent solution to the rising waves of insecurity in the state.

Suleman, who made the call at a stakeholder’s meeting held in Gusau on Wednesday, said most of the Fulani children indulging in criminal activities such as banditry, do so due to ignorance and poor parenting.

He stressed the need for parents and government to collaborate by ensuring that nomadic children acquire sound education that can make them compete favourably with other children in the state.

“It is only when nomadic children are educated that lasting peace can be achieved in the state,” Suleman said.

A Fulani leader in Tsafe Local Government Area of the state, Ardo Babuga, pointed out that engaging bandits in dialogues were a very difficult task.

Babuga said the Fulani community had suffered most from the activities of bandits, saying thousands of their cattle had been rustled, with many cattle rearers displaced and their women and children kidnapped.

“We are not safe from these bandits. I am living as a refugee in Tsafe as a result of incessant bandits’ attacks,” he said.

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