The National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo has said that he was going to petition the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba to give protection to Fulani people in the Southern Nigeria, as their lives are under threat. This is sequel to the ban on open grazing by the 17 governors of the region.
Speaking with our reporter, the leader of the Fulani socio-cultural organisation noted that the governors have not right to stop anyone from doing business in their areas.
According to him, the Constitution of Nigeria is superior to any other law by any state or region and wondered why the governors would want to dictate how Fulani herdsmen should do their business, which they have been into for centuries.
“We are going to write to the Inspector General of Police to provide enough security to our people wherever they may be in the South because they are under threat. This morning (Friday), I have received 60 calls from our people living in different parts of Southwest, Southeast and South-South, who want to leave, but they are scared of what may happen to them on the way. This is the more reason that we want to involve the IGP for police protection to escort those who want to leave the region and to protect those who want to stay.
“ I don’t know what Fulani have done in this country that they should be treated in this way. You can’t dictate to them how to run their business or their lives. You didn’t provide electricity, water, school, and hospital to them. Now, people are taking vaccine for COVID-19, you don’t remember them. They are doing their businesses inside bush and you still want to stop them for no just reason,” Bodejo said.