From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna
Miyyati Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Kaduna State Chapter has informed Southern Kaduna People’s Union ( SOKAPU) that dialogue is the key to peace in southern Kaduna region, because gone were the era when violence and brutality were solutions to solving problems.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman of the Group Alh. Haruna Usman Tugga and made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The statement stated that advanced discussions, dialogue and shifting grounds in order to accommodate other tribal groups with opposing views is what is the order of the day and SOKAPU should tow that line.
The statement added that SOKAPU as a group is still living and thinking behind civilization, that the southern Kaduna tribesmen have not come to terms with the fact that dialogue is the best way out of any conflicts, saying southern Kaduna tribesmen have benefited more than the Fulani in term of appointments at the state and federal level.
‘It never ceases to disturb any right thinking, matured and progressive southern Kaduna various tribal groups, the incessant series of lies, unfortunate and dangerous misinformation and dangerous wrong signals against the government agencies and the Fulani herdsmen.
“Honourably, the Miyetti Allah and its members has been stoic, strong and continue to survive in painful silence with remarkable candour, the umbrella body have never attacked the state or security agencies and even the presidency which have all been doing everything within their powers at their disposal.
“ We at the Miyetti Allah have appreciated every effort that has ever been made by the recognized and patriotic security agencies particularly the Operation Safe Haven headed by a professional and patriotic soldier in person of Major General Dominic Onyemulu and other security agencies operating in the area with government at all levels.
‘ Emphatically, we want to register in strong terms to SOKAPU and their sponsors who are hiding in the dark that the Fulani tribes and clans are here to stay; we are more indigenous, more patriotic, more industrious and much more resilient than them.” the statement reads.