The National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Mr. Saleh Alhassan, on Thursday admitted that his group indeed demanded the payment of N100bn from the Federal Government to herders.
Ivotesng.com recalls that the federal government has in the last two weeks come under heavy criticism following reports in some section of the media that it released N100 billion to the Fulani group to end the spate of kidnapping in the country.
Alhassan, however, said the money is for the construction of ranches and not for amnesty as reported on social media.
In an interview with The PUNCH on Thursday, the Miyetti Allah Secretary General, however, claimed it was that former President Goodluck Jonathan who promised to give them the money and that was what informed their decision to support his re-election in 2015.
He said, “That N100bn has been on the table for mini-ranches since 2014 when (former) President Goodluck Jonathan was trying to address the lingering crisis between farmers and herders.”
The Miyetti Allah chief, however, said that after Jonathan left, the initiative was suspended, hence the decision of the group to present the matter to the President Muhammadu Buhari government.
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