The national president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, might be arrested over a statement he allegedly made on RUGA.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, while condemning the statement asked the police to arrest Bodejo, describing his statement as a threat to the country.
Bodejo was quoted as saying, “You are a governor and you want to enjoy peace in your state, you don’t need any long meeting, just create a particular area for the Fulani and equip them with modern amenities,”
Ortom in his reaction described the utterance by Bodejo as inciting and direct invitation for anarchy, said, “No group should be above the law to be dictating to states on how to accord preference to it at the expense of other Nigerians.
“We call for the arrest and prosecution of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore president for persistently making statements capable of stirring crises in the country.”
Ortom added that the statement by Bodejo was not only a threat to peace but also a prelude to another round of attacks on Benue.
According to him, “They carried out their threat on the eve of 2018 New Year when their armed militia murdered 73 innocent persons, destroyed property worth millions of naira and displaced over 500,000 people in Guma and Logo local government areas.
“As a state, Benue will not take the current threat by Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore lightly. The law of the land is sacrosanct and must be obeyed by everyone.
“Any individual or group who wants to breed animals in the state should be prepared to ranch them.”
Also at a thanksgiving service on Sunday, Ortom reiterated the need for herdsmen in the state to be ready to embrace the anti-open grazing law.
The thanksgiving service was organised in his honour by the Independent Print Publishers Association of Nigeria at the Chapel of Grace, Government House, Makurdi.
The governor maintained that nobody was above the law and no group of persons or persons would be allowed to dictate how to govern the state.
He appreciated the president and members of the association for honouring him and promised to keep the flag of the IPPAN flying.
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