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DSS Must Interrogate Miyetti Allah Leader Over Comment – CAN

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest the national president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo.

Naija News reports that the leader of Miyetti Allah had in an interview with The Sun said Fulani will rule Nigeria forever as they own the country.

Bodejo stated that Miyetti Allah would soon flag-off its own security outfit with about 5,000 to 100,000 vigilantes to be deployed across all the states of the country.

He added that herdsmen do not need permission from any individual to occupy any territory in Nigeria.

The Miyetti Allah leader said unlike Amotekun, where the States Houses of Assembly in the southwest made laws to back it up, the Fulani security outfit won’t be needing the law to support it because every place the Fulani find themselves, “that is their own Assembly.”

“My organization, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, we are trying to set up our own security outfit.

“We are considering starting with 5000 personnel. While their own is Amotekun, our own name shall be unveiled soon. We have not decided on its name, maybe, it may be called, Miyetti Allah Vigilante,” he said.

Reacting, Joseph Hayab, vice-chairman of CAN in the 19 northern states and the federal capital territory (FCT), described the statements as inciting.

He stated that such comments from an ‘ethnic superiority champion’ could lead to a crisis in the country.

Hayab said: “A newspaper story credited to the National President of one of the groups of Miyetti Allah who is quoted to have said that ‘Nigeria belongs to Fulani and they will rule forever’ confirms and identifies those who do not wish Nigeria to live in peace and unity” the statement read.

“Without doubt, there are members of Miyetti Allah who love this country genuinely, craving to see the country grow in peace and develop in every sphere, reckon that the statement credited to the group’s President is not a popular view, as such, needs to be publicly opposed.

“Nigeria’s problems are numerous; from insecurity to bad economy and now the COVID-19. CAN, therefore, does not want to add to the barrage of problems the country faces by letting unscrupulous people make grave and ungodly utterances that have dangerous security implications.

“Nigerians will wait and see what the federal government through her security agencies will do about this inflammatory statement unless we have separate laws for different groups of people in this country.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.