The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breaders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), in Oyo State has declared intention to join Operation Amotekun.
The ex-Chairman of MACBAN in the state, Alhaji Yaqub Bello made this call during the public hearing on Oyo State Security Network Agency Bill known as Amotekun bill.
According to Bello, the addition of Fulani will help distinguish between a real herdsman and criminals.
He added that the inclusion of its members would help to enhance the job of the Security outfit .
In his statement, “Some of us have been in Oyo state for over 40 years, cohabiting with the natives, married Yoruba women and have children.
“So, our request is to include Myetti Allah as members of Operation Amotekun to enhance the job of the outfit, since we know the terrain of where we rear our cattle.
“Having Fulani among the outfit will make it easier for Amotekun men to distinguish between genuine herdsmen and the criminals while on patrol
“A Fulani man can also serve as an interpreter while interrogating any suspected herdsma”.