The National Secretary of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhassan Saleh, says the ban on open grazing of cattle by southern governors is an ‘empty policy’.
The governors had after a four-hour meeting in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday agreed that open grazing should be banned.
Open grazing of cattle has often caused conflicts between host communities and migrant herders, leading to several deaths in many states.
Some of the herders have also been accused of committing other criminal acts like armed robbery, kidnapping, and murder.
Speaking to SaharaReporters on Wednesday, Saleh said herders are not the problem facing the country.