â€ŽAdedayo Akinwale in Abuja
The Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-cultural Association has described the invasion alarm raised by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, as a lie, saying it has no plan to launch fresh attacks on the state over the anti-grazing law.
â€ŽThe governor had last week Thursday in Abuja, raised the alarm over an alleged plan by Miyetti Allah to launch fresh attacks on the state, calling on security agencies to protect the people by immediately arresting the leaders of the group.
The National President of the association, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, and National Secretary, Mr. Saleh Alhassan, at a media briefing on Sunday in Abuja, said that Ortom was confused, thereby making unfounded accusation.
According to Bodejo, “We are law abiding and have always been championing pace and amicable resolutions of conflicts between pastoralists and farmers, the records are there. This was why we went to the court over this matter rather than result to self-help.
“Firstly, the Miyetti-Allah Kautal Hore is not a splinter of any other group. This is a socio-cultural organisation and one can only be a Fulani man to be a member unlike other associations related to cattle rearing and sales which can accommodate anyone inasmuch as they are in cattle rearing or sales businesses.”