The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has stated that the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) can be likened to Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Afenifere socio-cultural groups.
Shehu made this known when he appeared on Channels TV today May 7th.
“The Miyetti Allah group is like Ohanaeze Ndigbo or the Afenifere. It’s just a cultural group” he said.
His statement was in reaction to claims that the Federal government had offered the group N100 billion to appease Miyetti Allah over the many herdsmen attacks recorded in the nation.
Denying the claim, he stated that money was not discussed in the meeting between the group members and the Federal government last Friday May 3rd.
According to him, the meeting was for the leadership of the group to prevail on its erring members. Explaining further, she stated that the group can’t be entirely bad because of some miscreants in it.
YOU NEED TO DO THIS: Follow us on Instagram - get all the juicy news and gist directly in your favourite app!
“There are criminals with the Yoruba race and you cannot say because there are Yoruba criminals, then Afenifere is a band of criminals,” he said.