Igbo youths to IGP: Arrest Bodejo, Miyetti Allah leader now




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Usman Alkali

ABUJA – The leader the Cattle Breeders Association Nigeria (MACBAN), Abdulahi Bello Bodejo may have finally gotten his fingers burnt over his recent utterance countering the resolution the ban open in their zones.

Bodejo in a recent interview had ordered his members to ignore the ban, a which the Igbo youths the aegis the Coalition South East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL), the apex socio- youth group in the South East geopolitical zone, have described as incitement capable of causing a breach of the law.

To this end, the Igbo youths have therefore implored the Inspector General of Police, () Usman Alkali to immediately arrest the leader in accordance with the law to serve as deterrent to others plunging the nation to .

The youth group in a statement Sunday signed by the General and Secretary, Goodluck Ibem and Kanice Igwe respectively, stated that “We call the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to arrest him for fragrant disobedient of the law and inciting his members to cause mayhem and breach of peace in the Southern part of the country.

“Bodejo must be of his senses and he should be arrested, investigated and put inside a correctional facility for him to know that the law is no respecter of persons. In this 21st century, there is nowhere in the world were open is practiced except in Nigeria. Bodejo has just exposed his primitive mentality and tendencies. Too sad.

“The law is very clear that anyone who disobeys the law is a criminal. Bodejo should be behind bars for instructing his members to disobey the law of Southern states.In the said interview, Bodejo said that the Fulani herdsmen are free to graze on lands in because according to him it belongs to no and so every Fulani herdsmen should disregard the order of Southern on open . What an insult on constituted authority.

“We warn him to watch his utterances before he plunges the country into serious crises. Bodejo;s statement confirms that he is the that has been financing and backing the murderous fulani herdsmen to kill, maim and kidnap people and collect ransom in the ,” Ibem alleged.

The statement continued “Fulani herdsmen listen and obey their leader, Bodejo and it is only him that they follow his instructions when they commit crime. Abdullahi’s instructions to Fulani herdsmen not to obey the order by Southern on open grazing is a direct instruction to them to attack the and leaders in the the same way he instructed them to kill the executive governor of Benue state, Chief Samuel Ortom.

“Bodejo is a terrorist for daring to instruct his members to disobey the orders of a constituted authority. In the , the place a ban on sale of alcohol and southerners residing in the are obeying the laws as given by the governor’s of the state were they are living.

“We warn all Fulani herdsmen in the South who are rearing their cattle via open grazing to immediately obey the orders by Southern and relocate from the Southern . Anyone who disobeys the order will have the law to contend with. Enough said.” (The Sun)