The leadership of cattle breeders in the South East, under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has dissociated itself from the recent quit notice given to Igbos living in the north by the coalition of Arewa youths.
In a statement by the group’s chairman, Alhaji Siddiki Gidado, in Awka, Anambra state yesterday, MACBAN demanded that those behind such act should be brought to book.
The group pointed out that although they were not comfortable with the agitations of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and MASSOB, it does not support call for Ndigbo to leave the north.
According to the statement, “We condemn in its entirety the aspect of the Arewa Youths communiqué that insists that Igbos should leave North; this position is unacceptable to us in the South-east because we feel at home in this zone.
“It is worrisome that some people who are safely seated in their comfort zones seem to care less about the safety of many of their kiths and kin at the other sides of the divide as they make statements or engage in acts that can cause mayhem.
“We advice that both Arewa group and Biafra agitators should sheath their swords and seek better ways of making Nigeria a better place for all of us.”