Miyetti Allah debunks claim that it said, Fulani owns Nigeria

Abdullahi-Bodejo national chairman of Miyetti Allah
Tochi Juliet

The National President Miyetti Allah Kautal, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo has refuted the claim that the group said Fulani owns Nigeria.

He said in a statement issued to journalists on Sunday that it was a blatant fabricated lie by the enemies of the Fulani people.
He also refuted claims that the Fulbe are also raising 100,000 militiamen to enforce their will on every community in Nigeria.

In the statement entitled ‘REFUTING NEWS REPORTS’, Bello Bodejo lamented that his attention has been drawn to a report making the rounds on Social Media, that the National President of Miyetti Allah, claims that Nigeria is a Fulbe country and that the Fulbe can enter anywhere without permission.

“I want to state clearly and unequivocally that this news report is a blatant fabricated lie. It is actually the enemies of the Fulbe people that are at it again, as always, concocting such insidious and malicious falsehood against our people for their diabolical agenda against the Nigerian state.

No doubt I was asked by the Sun Newspaper to react on the formation of Amotekun, and my response was that every ethnic group has the inalienable right to defend itself against any aggression, including the Fulbe.

That Fulbe will pursue their legitimate business anywhere in Nigeria as the country is as much their inheritance as it is of other groups.”

He further explained that the Fulbe would form vigilante groups if necessary to ward off any threat against its people and the continuous cattle rustlings, which they have suffered for decades without respite from government and other communities.

"I further said the Fulbe would also form their vigilante groups if necessary to ward off any threat against our people and against the constant cattle rustlings that our people have been suffering for decades without respite from government and other communities.

For example, more than 804 Fulbe were murdered in cold blood in June 2017 and more than 10,000 of their cattle killed by Mambila militias in Taraba State, the continuous killing of our people and stealing and rustling their  Cattles in Plateau,  Southern Kaduna,  Benue, Zamfara with no arrest against the perpetrators.”

He described those who sustain the propaganda and hate speech against the Fulani Pastoralists as tribal champions and ethnic bigots.

Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo added that with or without the Miyetti Allah group, the Fulbe have the ability, capacity and rights to defend themselves in Nigeria and indeed anywhere.

He reminded those wishing the country ill to look for other means but leave the Fulbe alone, stressing that they have enough problems of their own.

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