The Miyetti Allah herdsmen group has implored the Federal Government to heed the call for the restructuring of the country to allow the Fulani to go their way.
This was contained in a statement issued by the National Secretary of the group, Saleh Alhassan, on Saturday, January 23.
According to the Miyetti Allah spokesman, herdsmen were being marginalised in the country; and that it was best if they were on their own where they would be protected.
There had reported there have been repeated calls for the restructuring of the country; with many southern groups insisting that it was the only way the country could move forward; while northern groups have largely been divided on the issue.
However, Alhassan stated that it was wrong to punish a group of people for the sins of some.
He said, “We don’t support crime. So, I’m not saying there are no Fulani that are criminals, there are, like other tribes; but don’t destroy their profession. It’s not good for the country. If everything busts, it’s to the advantage of the herders; because we are not even enjoying the federation.
“We are even bidding for the restructuring of the country; let every part go, so we can say this is where we are. As it is now, there is no form of marginalisation we are not seeing in this country.
“Everywhere we are being marginalised. You think we will accept Nigeria where we don’t have access to land to feed our animals and you think there will be peace?”