Samson Osuo, Lafia.
The Nasarawa state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has inaugurated a 15-man committee to monitor and fish out criminal elements at the border communities of Keana, Awe and Obi Local Government Councils.
State Chairman of the Association, Mohammed Hussaini who inaugurated the Committee during a peace meeting with Fulani representatives in the affected border Communities on Saturday in Keana, Headquarter of Keana Local Government Council, said the decision to constitute the committee was necessitated due to activities of bad elements among the Fulani people.
The Chairman who picked holes on the criminal activities of some of his people in the affected Communities, said leadership of the Association in the state will no longer fold their arms to allow some bad and unpatriotic elements continue to tarnish the good Image of Fulani race.
The Chairman who described peace as a panacea to Societal development, charged his kinsmen to support the Committee to enable it succeed for the sake of peace and development of the areas.
In his remarks, Chairman Keana Local Government Council, Adamu Abu Giza who commended the leadership of Miyetti Allah in the state for their efforts in ensuring that absolute peace return to the area, promised to support the committee with office accommodation and other logistics to enable them succeed in their assignment.
He however, threatened to deal decisively with any body fomenting trouble in his domain, no matter his position in the Society.
Also speaking, Chairman Benue state Chapter of the Association, Obi Haruna, who pointed out the efforts Leaders of the Association in Benue and Nasarawa states have been making in the bid to restore peace in the trouble areas, appealed to fulani people to always live in peace with farmers and avoid acts that would drag name of fulani to the mud.
Our correspondent reports that the peace meeting which lasted several Hours was also attended by representative of the Osana of Keana, the Ardo of both Benue and Nasarawa state, heads of Security Agencies in the area, among other prominent personalities, some of whom are from the Tiv ethnic group.