Miyetti Allah calls for arrest of Igboho over alleged threats to Fulani

Miyetti Allah calls for arrest of Igboho over alleged threats to Fulani
National President of MACBAN, Baba Usman-Ngelzarma

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, has called for the arrest of Yoruba Nation convener, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, for allegedly threatening Fulani in a video.

On Monday, the sessionist told his supporters and loyalists not to wait for the government’s intervention before taking steps to fight the Fulani herders, whom he alleged are denying local farmers access to their farmlands in the South-West region.

“This is our domain. We should save ourselves from Fulani. We should put security in all Yoruba land. We did not need to wait for anybody, including the government. If we really mean business, we should not wait for the government, or else Fulani will carry all our lands. We should be united. Which farms do we have again in Yoruba land? Can we go to farm now?”, Mr Igboho had said.

Reacting to the statement, MACBAN national president Baba Othman Ngelzarma, called for Mr Igboho’s arrest and prosecution for making “treasonable statements.”

Mr Ngelzarma said that Mr Igboho’s bold proclamation sent shockwaves through the community, prompting swift reactions from various quarters.

He added that Mr Igboho’s call for the actualization of Oduduwa nation amounted to treasonable felony.

“We call on the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Bola Tinubu, GCFR, and relevant security agencies to arrest and prosecute Sunday Igboho for making this unlawful statement that amounts to treason because he is asking for the actualization of the Oduduwa nation.

“His statements are unlawful. If Nnamdi Kanu will be held behind bars for a similar offence, we see no reason why Sunday Igboho will be allowed to go scot-free without being arrested and prosecuted,” he said.

The MACBAN emphasised the need for law and order, denouncing any form of vigilantism or ethnic profiling, stressing that individuals should be held accountable for their actions, regardless of their ethnic or religious background.