Gov Sule Disowns Bodejo-led Fulani Vigilante Outfit In Nasarawa

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Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has denied involvement in the formation of Nomad Vigilante group recently launched by the leadership of Fulani sociocultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, in the state.
Governor Sule disowed the group during separate meetings with members of the State House of Assembly and representatives of the State Council of Chiefs on Monday in Lafia.
LEADERSHIP reports that the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore had recently launched a 1,144-man Nomad Vigilante Group to assist in combating the escalating security challenges in the state.
Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, the President of the body, while unveiling the vigilante outfit in Lafia, Nasarawa State, said it will collaborate with conventional security agencies in fighting banditry, kidnapping, and cattle rustling across the state.
However, speaking on the development, Governor Sule said the state government was had no prior knowledge of the formation of the security outfit even as he noted that his administration would not support any illegal group in the state.
He explained that if the state government was interested in the formation of such an outfit, it would have since initiated a legislation through the State House of Assembly to give it legal backing.
“We refused to be part of it because it was purely issues of the security agencies.
“As far as we are concerned, the Fulani Vigilante just like all other groups that wanted to have groups have done that. We have not recognised anyone. As far as we are concerned, there is only one vigilante group recognised by the Federal Government which we also recognised in the state.
“We have recognised the community policing,” he said.
He added, “If anybody should know that the government has recognised any vigilante group, you should know more because that Bill should have come to you as lawmakers and you should be the one to pass the Bill before we can do that.
“I am number one peace promoter and I will never encourage insecurity in the state.”


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