South East MACBAN lauds Soludo for exonerating Fulani from killings, kidnappings
The Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in the South East, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, has lauded Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State for his courage to exonerate Fulani from killings, kidnappings and other violent attacks in the state.
Siddiki, who made this known in Awka, the state capital, in his Eid el Adha message of felicitation to Moslems urged Nigerians to emulate the exemplary life of Prophet Ibrahim, who offered his son to Allah for peaceful co-existence.
He condemned ethnic or racial profiling of Fulani in crimes without evidence even where they aren’t present at the scene of crime.
He said: “I want to thank Soludo for his rare courage and feelings for the Fulani community in the state, urging other stakeholders in the zone and the country to reason like him.
According to him, the attacks in the South East, including Anambra, have been targeted to everybody without discrimination, wondering why the Fulani should be fingered falsely.
The MACBAN chieftain cited instances of killings and kidnappings and other crimes, which were heaped on the Fulani for no just cause. He made reference to the kidnapping and beheading of the state lawmaker, Okey Okoye and his aide, as well as killing of an Hausa woman and his four kids at Isulo, Orumba South Council of the state.
He also observed that about 25 persons of Fulani extraction have been killed across the state. He contended that fellow Fulani could not have done those.