The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, says the spate of insecurity in the South-East is not targeted at herders.
The South-East Zonal Chairman of MACBAN, Gidado Siddiki, said this in Enugu on Tuesday.
He spoke on the sideline of the burning of a truck-load of cattle in Anambra on May 8, 2022.
Since the incident, there has been hostile exchange between a herders’ association called Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore and the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.
However, the MACBAN zonal chairman said though the incident was reprehensible and the perpetrators should be brought to book, the situation needed not be allowed to degenerate.
He said the security challenge in the South-East was not an isolated one from the totality of the situation in the country.
He attributed the surge in criminal activities to injustice, inequity and unemployment, adding that the various levels of government had a role to play at addressing the challenge.