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As you order arrest of Sunday Igboho also arrest Bello Bodejo of Miyetti Allah, HURIWA tells IGP


Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused the retiring Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu of partiality and double standards by selectively ordering the Oyo state commissioner of police Mrs. Ngozi Onadeko to arrest the Yoruba ethnic Rights Activist, Mr. Sunday Igboho but refused to order the immediate arrest of the leader of a faction of Miyetti Allah association, Bello Badejo who has threatened to take over lands of communities across the Country unlawfully.

HURIWA in a statement on Saturday evening stated thus: “May be the IGP is lobbying for extension of tenure and can do everything to please the powers that be that have unambiguously made it known that the Fulani ethnicity and Fulani herdsmen are sacred cows who are above the laws of the land.”

The group urged the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu to also order the arrest of one Bello Bodejo, the national president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, who says nobody can chase herdsmen away from the forest reserves in Ondo state.

Recall that the executive governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) ordered herders to vacate the forest reserves over rising insecurity in the state. But in an interview with The Sun Newspaper, Bodejo said the herders will not obey Akeredolu’s directive because he has no right to issue such orders, as the Fulanis have been in the area for over 250 years.

He said the herders do not need anybody’s permission to use a forest for grazing so far as it provides the nutrients needed by their cattle.

The Rights group said Mohammed Adamu who reportedly through the mouth of Garba Shehu stated that he had ordered the arrest of the Oyo State based activist Mr. Sunday Igboho for allegedly asking Fulani herdsmen to quit the South West of Nigeria is being clever by half by not also ordering the immediate arrest of the National leader of the troublesome wing of the Miyett Allah, Bello Badejo who has over 5 years made threats against diverse ethnic communities to take over their lands and threatening civil war.

HURIWA maintained that the order to arrest Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho whereas Bello Badejo of Miyetti Allah roams about freely threatening the corporate peace of Nigeria shows that the heads of the security forces are compromised ethnic and religious warriors and bigots who are determined to drag Nigeria down the routes of Somalia and former ethnically divided Rwanda.

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