The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore in Bauchi State has thrown its weight behind those asking President Muhammadu Buhari to designate bandits as terrorists.
The herders’ group gave their support to the position of the Senate, House of Representatives, and Speakers of State Houses of Assembly who had called for such a declaration, as a means of curbing banditry.
Alhaji Sadik Ibrahim Ahmad, the Bauchi State Chairman of the group, in a phone interview with The Nation, disclosed this on Sunday.
“Who are terrorists? Terrorists are people who try to destroy legitimate activities of society, they are not productive. If the Federal Government is serious, they should do the needful and provide a lasting solution to incessant killings by the so-called bandits,” he said.
On zoning among political parties ahead of the 2023 general elections, he said the Nigerians should be allowed to choose their leaders irrespective of tribe.