Fulani herdsmen have offered to assist the federal government in the protection of its oil facilities in the Niger Delta region which has come under heavy attacks by militants in recent times.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, North West zone has offered to assist the Federal Government in the protection of refineries and pipelines, DailyPost reports.
The zonal youth leader of MACBAN, Comrade Yusuf Usman gave the call when he led members of the group to pay management of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company, KRPC, a courtesy visit.
MACBAN explained that it decided to offer assistance in the protection of pipelines because vandalised oil installations in time past had led to the death of some of its cattle.
Usman disclosed that Fulani herdsmen were peaceful people who have lived peacefully with their neighbours.
According to Usman, “A couple of years ago, some of our cattle drank poisonous water, contaminated by pollution due to emission from vandalized or burst pipelines containing petroleum products and we are living witnesses to the negative consequences of sabotaging or vandalizing KRPC facilities.
“The Fulani herdsmen in this part of the country have all these years been one of the neighbours of the KRPC. Our neighbourliness has been very cordial, mutual and peaceful.”.