Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has called on its members to defend themselves against ethnic militia attacks in the southern region of the country.
The umbrella body for Fulani herdsmen, in a statement by its National Secretary, Saleh Alhassan, on Saturday, maintained that herdsmen have constitutional right to movement across the federation and would not give it up out of fear.
The group also warned politicians against politicising spate of killing across the country amid growing tension generated by the RUGA altercation between the northern societies and other ethnic groups in the country.
The statement reads in part: “We are Nigerians and we have a history. Anybody that thinks he can wake up and take on the Fulani pastoralist is making a grievous mistake; we are well prepared to defend our fundamental human rights of movement in this country.
“They (herdsmen) are Nigerians, so they are entitled to stay where they are. They should remain where they are and defend themselves against ethnic militia and assert their citizenship in this country.