The Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, has announced the setting up of a vigilante group across the country in what they said is a bid to check the security challenge in the country.
This was made known on Wednesday by the National President and Secretary of the association, Bello Bodejo and Saleh Alhassan, respectively, after a communique was issued in Abuja.
According to the communique, the outfit, code-named Miyetti Allah Vigilante, is aimed at assisting security agencies in checkmating such crimes as kidnapping, cattle rustling and banditry.
The communique issued by Miyetti Allah reads thus in part; “The vigilante would operate according to the constitutional provisions and legal requirements of the country.
“Miyetti Allah calls on the Inspector-General of Police to protect Fulani pastoralists across the country from tribal hordes, ethnic militias and cattle rustlers.
“We also urged security agencies to commence the process of detailed documentation of the violence against Fulani pastoralists, including the collection of exhibits and all relevant information to isolate the perpetrators of the violence, arrest and prosecute them to forestall reprisals.
This came after a report revealed that violent attacks in the northern part of Nigeria in just one week, between July 18 to 24, saw no less than 142 people killed.
The report by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), an American think-thank, also disclosed that about 44 people were kidnapped within the region.
According to the report, six different attacks in Kaduna State within the one week period left 59 people dead.
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