Miyetti Allah Set To Meet With Southwest Govs Over Herdsmen Ultimatum In Ondo State.

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MIYETTI ALLAH TO MEET WITH SW GOVERNORS OVER HERDSMEN ULTIMATUM IN ONDO
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Southwest governors and the leadership of Miyetti Allah are set to meet on Monday January 25, as Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu’s ultimatum for herdsmen to vacate forest reserves in Ondo state expires.

The meeting which will be held in Akure, the state capital, is meant to find lasting solutions to the incessant killings, kidnapping, and crises between herdsmen and farmers in the region.

It was gathered that the Presidency directed the leadership of Miyetti Allah to hold the meeting with governors of the region. A media aide to one of the Southwest governors who preferred anonymity, told reporters in Akure that his boss would attend the meeting.

He said;

“The whole thing was about the misconception. We all know the Presidency misinterpreted the Ondo State government’s directive. They took it to mean a total action which intended to clear the state of all herders.

“And while admitting that the spokesman to Mr President acted hastily and without proper authorisation, they (Presidency) have reached out to other governors to facilitate a meeting where the leadership of Miyyetti Allah would likely plead for time to comply with the directive.

Ondo Commissioner for Information and Orientation Donald Ojogo said meetings were not unusual. He also disclosed that the meeting would hold by 12:00 noon today.

Ojogo said;

“Well, meetings of that nature, if true, are not unusual. We are all in it together. No ethnic group or a particular trade is the target of the government order. So it will be a welcome development if the meeting is holding. There is nothing too unusual about it.”

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