Following the controversy trailing the establishment of a regional security outfit, AMOTEKUN which was recently launched by southwest governors to counter insecurity, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, the umbrella body for Fulani herders in the country has called for the arrest of Yoruba leaders who spoke in defense of the establishment of the security outfit.
This call was made by the national president General of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo while granting an interview with the sun. Bello Abdullahi Bodejo alleged that the security outfit was established to ban Fulani herdsmen from Yoruba land.
He said: “they should not only ban it but should arrest the leaders of the group. Like I said earlier, nobody or group has more security intelligence than the police. The Army is doing enough; the DSS is also doing enough, likewise the Civil Defense.
“They are just doing all these things in order to stop the Fulani from coming into their area; it is just a hidden agenda to prevent the Fulani herdsmen from grazing in their God-given areas.
“If you say you set up Amotekun to protect your region, what about northern Nigeria, what about the southeast and the south-south and other places that don’t have that kind of thing. Nigeria is one; everything is one unless they want to divide the country.
“I know some of their leaders have good hearts, but others have evil hearts, and those are the ones coming up with this agenda that the Fulani can’t do that; all these things are happening because of Fulani; they are just against the Fulani.
“I support 100 percent of the federal government banning it, and the leaders should be arrested. It is a deliberate plot against the Fulani. How many Fulani have been involved in crime and criminal activities in the area?
“go and check, those people they have been parading as criminals are not Fulani; if they see a Fulani with his cattle inside the bush, they will be calling the commissioner of police, DPO, Area Commander and other personalities that they have caught a Fulani committing one crime or the other.
“The moment this is done, the herdsman is scared and he would be made to sell all his cows to free himself from that wicked accusation that is why you see some of these people are jumping from here to here supporting illegalities and they have their aim.
Speaking during the interview, Bodejo pondered on why southwest governors cannot use security agencies that are well organized and well-accepted to tackle any security issue in their state. He said; “we are following the anti-grazing law in Oyo very carefully, and we are sending our lawyers, but not much progress is being made in the court.