Benin Republic bans Fulani herdsmen from entering country, says BILMPAN
The National President of Bilital Maroobe Pastoralists Association of Nigeria (BILMPAN), Alhaji Ali Muhammad Rimindako, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently intervene in a law enacted by the Government of Benin Republic to stop Fulani cattle breeders from entering the country, except an official approval is given.
He made the call, yesterday, in Birnin Kebbi while delivering his speech at the official launching of a project for assisting families faced with cumulative effects of pastoral lean season, insecurity and COVID-19 pandemic in Kebbi State.
He explained that the organisation, established years ago, was aimed at promoting peace and unity in the Africa sub-region. And though four countries were originally involved in its establishment, it has expanded to include about 11 African countries, with Benin Republic being one of them.