Chairman of the state chapters of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, an umbrella body for herdsmen in the country have expressed their readiness to attend the public hearing on operation Amotekun.
According to the association, attending the hearing would be an avenue to make their positions known on the issue.
While speaking with journalists, the Chairman of Miyetti Allah in Ogun State, AbdulMumin Ibrahim, said he would be at the public hearing to share his thoughts on the bill.
He, however, suggested that the membership of Amotekun corps should not be for Yorubas alone.
He added that their members should be put into consideration given the initiative would address the farmers-herders clashes.
Also, the Ondo State chapter of Miyetti Allah has said its members will attend the public hearing.
The state chairman, Alhaji Garuba Bello, said, “Whatever the government wants us to do, we will do. We will go there (for the public hearing) and present our position too. We are with the government.”
In Osun State, the Chairman, Fulani Association in the state, Alhaji Oluwatoyi Sulaimon, said the group would meet on Sunday to take a position before attending the public hearing.
He said, “I have an invite for the hearing. We are going to meet on Sunday and take a position. We will attend and make our position known there.”
In Oyo State, the Organising Secretary II of the association, Adam Abdulkadri, also said they would attend the public hearing, adding that they had maintained a good relationship with the government over the years.
Earlier, the Miyetti Allah had expressed its reservations over the setting up of the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, claiming that the initiative was aimed at flushing out the Fulani tribe from the South-West.
However, the South-West Governors’ Forum had, in its reaction, dismissed the claim as misplaced and unnecessary.
After passing the first and second readings in most of the states’ Houses of Assembly, the public hearing is scheduled to hold on Monday.