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Miyetti Allah Announces Closure Of Livestock Markets In Enugu

Jayfred Ugo

Northern Leaders, Livestock and Perishable Goods Market along with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria, (MACBAN), Enugu State chapter, have announced a two-day closure of livestock and perishable goods markets in the state.

They will not be open for business on Wednesday and Thursday next week across the state of Enugu.

"During the sensitization exercise all livestock and perishable goods market will be closed down, either in cattle markets, Fulani settlements, or wherever they exist throughout Enugu State,” they announced.

The announcement came at a press briefing organized by the MACBAN leaders in Enugu on Saturday. The leaders of the group announced that the decision was to enable them commence a new program tagged; “Sensitization tour of all livestock and perishable goods markets and every Fulani settlement in Enugu State between Wednesday, August 14, and Thursday, August 15, 2019.”

They have reportedly constituted a 14-man committee for the program for the purpose of identifying all their members from other infiltrators.

South East Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Gidado Siddiki, and the Sarkin Hausawa, Enugu State, Alhaji Abubakar Yusuf Sambo, were present at the gathering and they both condemned the unfortunate incident that led to the death of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu of St. James, the Greater Parish, Ugbawka in Nkanu East Local Government Area (LGA).

They also sent their condolences to his family and the people of the state in mourning. Members of MACBAN further disclosed their commitment to the security of the state and vowed to help find the perpetrators.

“In appreciation of the good gesture, which Enugu State has extended to us, we are prepared to join hands with the police, the military, and other security agencies in ensuring maximum security in our neighborhood,” they announced.