From David Hassan, Gombe
As part of the effort to boost the affairs of traditional institutions, the National President of Miyetti Allah Socio- cultural Fulani Association Alhaji Bello Abdullahi has appealed to the federal government to consider the plea of traditional rulers in the country and grant them full autonomy.
According to him traditional institutions have not been given opportunity to operate as it is expected, noting that government should look into this matter and consider them by approving full autonomy to enable them rule their people accordingly.
He called on government as matter of urgency to find a lasting solution to rescue 30 Fulani women who were abducted by gunmen near Chibok community, adding that the abduction of Fulani women by the gunmen differ from that of Chibok girls which he said the gunmen did so in order to be compensated with cattle he said.
Speaking further, he urged the federal government to constitute a grazing reserve commission for herdsmen.