Adamu Abache, Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Ekiti says criminal members will be exposed henceforth.
He spoke on Thursday in Ado Ekiti at a security meeting organised by the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) for ethnic nationalities.
Abache announced that MACBAN had banned the use of underaged cattle rearing in the state.
The leader said he already directed members to name any herdsman found involved in criminal acts.
Abache lamented the stigmatisation of MACBAN members and promised to protect the integrity of herders doing legitimate businesses.
“I have ordered my people to expose any herder or group of herders found perpetrating criminality. Fulani herdsmen living in Ekiti are for peace and are law-abiding.
“We will continue to support the present administration in the state. The government should help us by providing identification cards for all our members.
“Government should make it mandatory for all the Fulani herdsmen living in Ekiti to register. Bio-data should be done through our local government heads”, he said.
PCRC State Chairman, Sunday Makinde, noted that herders-farmers’ clashes, kidnapping, banditry, rape and others would be tackled easily if ethnic groups assist the government and security agencies.