Illegal detention of Fulani Leader, Bodejo, FUYAN threaten to shut down Abuja

Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, the president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.

Illegal detention of Fulani Leader, Bodejo, FUYAN threaten to shut down Abuja

The Fulani youths in Nigeria are threatening to shut down Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja if their leader is not released from unconstitutional detention.

This is coming after the detained Fulani Leader initiated a vigilante group under his leadership.

The youth group issued a warning over the illegal and unconstitutional detention of Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, the president of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore.

The youths under the aegis of Fulani Youth Association of Nigeria(FUYAN), made this known in a statement issued on Saturday morning in Lafia, kicking against the continued detention of the Miyetti Allah Leader by the Nigerian Army.

According to FUYAN in the statement issued by its Convener, Ambassador Mohammed Tasiu Suleiman, they will be left with no other choice than to occupy the streets of the nation’s capital, Abuja in protest if Bodejo isn’t released from detention.

The association lamented that despite the pivotal role played by Bodejo that ensured victory for President Bola Tinubu in the 2023 general elections, he’s being treated with disdain.

“Our leader, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo is one the stepping stones in the victory of President Bola Tinubu.

“He availed his wealth of experience, resources and energy in canvassing support and votes for the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the 2023 presidential election that ensured landslide victory. But we are shock that same Bodejo was arrested by men of the Nigerian Army and kept in custody for days now without given fair hearing.

“Is this how the ruling party reward hardwok and loyalty? This clearly shows that the present administration has no iota of love or regard for Nigerians from other ethnic groups of the country other than their own.

“Since the ugly arrest of Alhaji (Dr) Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, at his residence in Tudun Wada, we have been mocked, called all sort of names because we stood firm, mobilize and ensure victory for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), But here we are today, barely few months after the election, we are reaping nothing good rather than illegal detention of our innocent and patriotic leader,” FUYAN, lamented further.

They alleged that despite the atrocities committed by Amotekun in Southwest, the present administration has “looked the other way”.

“We fulanis are very peaceful and law abiding citizens of Nigeria. That’s why when our leader was arrested, none of us took to street in protest or did anything unlawful,” the statement, added.

Bodejo had been arrested recently in connection to the creation of a security outfit, Nomad Vigilante Group.

The event held on January 17 at the City Square, Lafia and had in attendance representatives of the country’s conventional security agencies who admonished the group to operate within the existing laws.

Speaking during the inauguration, Bodejo said that the primary objective of the group is to help secure the livelihoods of farmers and herders, aid in information gathering and intelligence to the Nigerian security agencies of criminals and criminalities within the local communities as well as encourage peace in rural communities.

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