The Association of Cattle breeders made up of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and Cattle Sellers Association of Nigeria have given President Goodluck Jonathan three days ultimatum to visit Potiskum town in Yobe State or live with the result of a cut in supply of livestocks.
They also demand that the president comes to Yobe to sympathise with the victims of the cattle market attack, pay compensation to the affected families, otherwise they would close all supply and sale of livestocks in the country.
The threat was contained in a communiqué issued to newsmen shortly after a meeting held by the associations in Potiskum, which was jointly signed by Khalil Bello, Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (Yobe State chapter) and Alhaji Musa Mairago, Chairman of Cattle Sellers Association of Nigeria.
“We have given President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan three days ultimatum, with effect from May 7 to 9 2012 to visit Potiskum town or send a high powered delegation to come and see what happened, sympathise with the people, pay compensation to the families of the affected, if not we would stop all sales and supply of livestocks across the nation from Friday May 11 to 21, 2012 respectively,” the statement said.
The group has equally appealed to Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar to send a strong delegation to also see the Potiskum massacre.
The communique expressed appreciation to the state governor, Ibrahim Gaidam for visiting the scene of the incident, those hospitalised and a pledge to settle all the hospital bills and pay compensation to the victims.