The leadership of Miyette-Allah in Ekiti State has advocated the need for the government to begin registration of all herders in the state as part of measures to address the issue of insecurity.
Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Ekiti State Chapter, Alhaji Muhammed Natanu stated this while speaking during a peace meeting organized by the Police Community Relations Committee, Ekiti State, held at the Lady Jibowu Hall Government House Ado Ekiti.
Mr. Natanu explained that the registration would give room for proper identification of occupants of a community and ensure tracing of culprits.
He noted that the group loves peace and was ready to cooperate with the government to end the incessant cases of kidnapping and killings.
According to him, the group on its side had banned night grazing and use of underage to graze cattle while no single person is allowed to rear more than 30 cows so as to ensure proper monitoring.
Other stakeholders who spoke on the occasion, called for adequate funding and equipping of security agencies to check insecurity in the state.
In his remark, Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, Oba Adebanji Alabi represented by the Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti, Oba Adeniyi Ajakaye appealed to government to involve traditional rulers in security matters and approve special funds for them to fight insecurity.
In their submissions, the Chairman of Hausa community, Ekiti State, Alhaji Adamu Imam and representative of Igbo, Chief James Onua said government must be proactive in the fight against insecurity.
In his remark, Chairman Peace Community of PCRC, Chief Kayode Olajide expressed disappointment over the state of security in Ekiti State, saying people find it difficult to sleep with their two eyes closed due to activities of kidnappers, bandits and other criminals.
Earlier, the Chairman of PCRC in Ekiti State, Pastor Joshua Makinde said the programme was organised to discuss and find solutions to the state of insecurity in Ekiti urging security personnel to be more alive to their responsibilities.