The National President of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore-Fulani Socio-Cultural Association, Bello Bodejo has in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday, March 24 orders all members of the association to leave the cattle markets and return back to the bush pending when the deadly killer virus is settled.
Bodejo, who gave the order, however, states that people who need meat can find their way to the forest to meet with the sellers, adding that face mask and other precautionary measures must be adhered to while the this happens.
He noted that it was necessary for the association to take such steps in other to avoid its members from been affected by the killer virus which may increase the spread.
The statement read; “Let my people remain in the bush until the prob- the problem is all over; even those who are outside should join those in the bush until the situation is brought under control.”
“They should close all cattle markets in every place in Nigeria because, in the market, you don’t know who is who; you don’t know who has tested positive to coronavirus and you don’t know who has contracted it.”
“The best thing to do is take precautionary measures to safeguard my people and to halt the spread,” he said.
Bodejo in his chat with The Sun when asked how the country will cope without getting sufficient meat should all the herdsmen return to the bush replied and say “Of what benefit will it be to our association if our people contract the disease while in the market? The best bet is to keep away from the market.
He added, “The herdsmen who are in the bush or forest should remain there, as coming out to meet those in the market portends danger.”
Bodejo, however, noted that anyone who is desperately in need of their market can reach them in the bush at his own will.
He, however, warned if it happens to be so, the cow sellers must maintain a distance, use precautionary measures to ensure that they have nobody contact with their buyers during the transactions.
In other news, 9jatoday reports that Bauchi’s governor, Bala Mohammed, is now isolated by fears of contracting coronavirus after his contact with Atiku Abubakar’s son, said the state’s chief of staff, Ladan Salihu.