‘We have evidence of heinous activities of Fulani herdsmen’ – MURIC

The Muslim Rights Concern, (MURIC), has said that it has overwhelming evidence of destructions of farmlands by Fulani herdsmen across all the States of the Federation.

The Islamic human rights group, said it wants the Federal Government to compensate farming in all the states where herdsmen invade farms with their animals.

The group, in a press statement issued yesterday, signed by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, said it is in possession of concrete evidence of the culpability of herdsmen, including video clips in which cows destroyed farms belonging to members of the organisation.

The organisation charged the Buhari-led administration and State governments to take responsibility, adding it is very clear that the current government is yet to appreciate what farmers are going through in the hands of marauding herdsmen.

The Islamic group had also advised the apex Fulani socio-cultural group, Miyetti Allah, to take responsibility and show good leadership by re-organising its members into co-operatives and ask Federal Government for bailouts to buy huge portions of land where they can set up ranches and graze freely.

MURIC further suggested that the compensation, which may be instalments, should be paid to farmers whose farms were destroyed in all States of the Federation.

The group also called on the Federal Government to give the cattle-rearing industry enough funds to buy land for the establishment of ranches.

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