The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association Of Nigeria has played down reports it issued a 72-hour ultimatum to Delta State government to reverse its ban on open grazing.
Usman Baba-Ngelzerma, the Secretary-General of MACBAN, stated that faceless individuals are the ones behind the ultimatum which is only meant to create mischief.
He further described MACBAN as a responsible association with eminent personalities like the Sultan of Sokoto as its patron, and as such will never do anything to jeopardise the peace of the country.
Baba-Ngelzerma who however insisted that the position of the group on open grazing still remains, urged Northern Governors to ensure the recovery of all grazing routes in the country as Fulani herders have equal rights with all Nigerians and cannot be treated as second-class citizens.
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