Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Kaduna State Chapter, has said it has taken a decision to bury the hatchet and work towards settling its differences with other tribes for peace to return to Southern Kaduna.
The group made this known in a communique on Sunday after a peace meeting held in Kafanchan.
The peace summit was attended by MACBAN members and other stakeholders in Southern Kaduna including security agencies and government officials.
MACBAN agreed to revert to the olden days by living in harmony with their neighbours in the communique jointly signed by the Kaduna State Chairman of the association, Malam Hassan Tugga, Southern Kaduna Zonal Chairman; Malam Abdulhamid Musa; Zonal Secretary, Malam Shuaibu Usman, and Director Media and Publicity, Malam Ibrahim Zango.
The group stated that it would expose all trouble makers and criminals in its midst and ensure that they face the full wrath of the law.
The group said, “We have agreed to revert to our olden days’ relationship with our neighbouring communities in Southern Kaduna.
“We have resolved to be our brothers’ keeper henceforth in order to foster growth and development in the region.
“We call on our people to stop allowing underage children from rearing cattle in order to prevent further destruction of the farm produce within the area.
“In the same vein, we call on farmers to desist from blocking cattle routes both local and international,” it added
“We have advised our people to be vigilant and hand over suspected criminals to security agencies that may be found within our communities.
“The summit also commended the efforts of security agencies during and after the crisis in maintaining law and order, especially operation safe haven and the police.”
While calling for the establishment of a community-based security committee, with membership from all tribes in the area, the association urged the Federal and State Governments to compensate victims of communal clashes in the area, who had lost cows and other valuables in order to ameliorate their sufferings.