We condemn in its entirety the unfortunate and destructive statement credited to the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore in which they dismissed the anti-grazing Law of the Southern Governors as “Satanic” and further threatened to violate the laws with a clear message that “Cattle Breeders in the Country will not obey the Law as the deadline approaches, across the States of Southern Nigeria”.
This is the height of lawlessness in a Country supposedly governed by Laws. It would be recalled that this same Group has the notoriety of always making unbridled statements with the exact capacity of truncating what is left of the peace and unity of this Country and surprisingly, Government does nothing about them when actually, the Miyetti Allah should be treated the same way those simply calling for self determination are being treated like criminals. What is good for the Goose is good for the Ganda.
Nigeria has been bedeviled by bloodletting attacks from heinous Groups leading to avoidable destructions, to the extent, not a day passes without news of avoidable human carnage; yet, this Group carries on as agent provocateurs with the sole aim of maiming and killing of innocent Citizens at will, always promoting hate speech and terrorism.
Having observed this prevailing ugly trend, we state unequivocally that the Security Agencies should as a matter of urgency arrest the Leadership of Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore to avoid the impending doom that would befall this Country if by any sense of their imagination they try to carry out their threat. We advice that the civility of the Southern Nigeria people should not be mistaken for weakness as they will not this time fold their hands and watch usurpers disobey their constituted authorities.
We urge President Muhammad Buhari to keep faith with the people and show maximum strength in this regard to at least serve as deterrent to other erring Groups across the Country and also reassure Citizens there’s no parallel Government in Nigeria.
We believe as kinsmen of Mr President, Miyetti Allah if anything is expected to work assiduously towards the successful and peaceful reign of their kinsman and not the opposite especially now efforts are being made to persuade Southern Groups to see reasons why Nigeria should remain as one Nation.
This Country is tensed at the moment and can no longer tolerate unguided statements of this magnitude.
“A Stitch in Time Saves Nine”
Hon. Uzoh George-Tiga(mnim)