The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigeria Police to arrest Bello Bodejo, national president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal for saying that his organisation is working towards flagging off its own security outfit.
Vice-chairman of CAN in the 19 northern states and the federal capital territory (FCT), , Joseph Hayab, made the call in a statement on Sunday, urging the security agencies to act.
Hayab said Bodejo’s comments could lead to a crisis in the country.
According to him, Nigeria does not belong to any ethnic or religious group, contrary to the belief of Bodejo, urging members of the Miyetti Allah Kautal to disassociate themselves from the “provocative statement linked to the group as proof that Bodejo is on his own.”
The statement read, “A newspaper story credited to the National President of one of the groups of Miyetti Allah who is quoted to have said that ‘Nigeria belongs to Fulani and they will rule forever’ confirms and identifies those who do not wish Nigeria to live in peace and unity.
“Without doubt, there are members of Miyetti Allah who love this country genuinely, craving to see the country grow in peace and develop in every sphere, reckon that the statement credited to the group’s President is not a popular view, as such, needs to be publicly opposed.
“Nigeria’s problems are numerous; from insecurity to bad economy and now the COVID-19. CAN, therefore, does not want to add to the barrage of problems the country faces by letting unscrupulous people make grave and ungodly utterances that have dangerous security implications.
“Nigerians will wait and see what the federal government through her security agencies will do about this inflammatory statement unless we have separate laws for different groups of people in this country.”