Tension as Miyetti Allah Vows to Arrest Governor Ortom, Calls Him a Bandit

Tension as Miyetti Allah Vows to Arrest Governor Ortom, Calls Him a Bandit

  • Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has been described as a bandit by the Fulani herders' group, Miyetti Allah
  • The group also vowed that if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission did not arrest the governors, its vigilante will do so
  • The group made this known while reacting to southern governors' ban on open grazing - a policy that is set to become active

The Miyetti Allah has raised a serious allegation against Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state. According to the group, the outspoken governor is a bandit.

The group disclosed this through its national secretary, Saleh Alhassan, when he spoke with Leadership Newspaper.

Miyetti has alleged that Governor Ortom is a bandit
Miyetti Allah has vowed to arrest Governor Ortom after he leaves office. Photo: Samuel Ortom
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Going further, Alhassan accused the governor of fighting the Fulani ethnic group.

He said:

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“If you are looking for a real bandit, it is Governor Ortom (of Benue state). He is the real bandit."

Also, Alhassan accused the governor of stealing Benue state's money. He declared that if the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission failed to arrest the governor, Miyetti Allah's vigilante will do so.

He added:

"And we are waiting for him. Immediately he leaves power, if EFCC does not arrest him, our vigilante will arrest him."

We will not recognise anti-grazing law - Miyetti Allah

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that despite not having political powers, the Miyetti Allah group has boldly declared that it would not recognise the open grazing ban initiated by southern governors.

This was declared as the September 1 deadline set aside by the governors for the banning of open grazing nears. According to the herders' group, the ban on open grazing is not only wrong but satanic.

It said:

“We don’t recognise anti-grazing law. Nobody can do anti-grazing policy in Nigeria where we are constitutionally guaranteed the right of movement and occupation."

Delta state to ban open grazing

Legit.ng also reported that Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, spokesman of Delta governor, on Tuesday, July 13 said that the Okowa-led administration had begun work toward enacting a law to prohibit open grazing in the state.

According to Ifeajika, who was on a Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) live television programme monitored by Legit.ng, Delta State Livestock Breeding, Rearing, and Marketing Regulation Bill, 2021 is already before the House of Assembly.

He said the Bill had scaled first reading at the parliament and expressed optimism that it would be passed and made ready for the governor’s assent before the September deadline set by the Southern Governors' Forum in their recent meeting in Lagos.

The spokesman commended the speaker and members of the Assembly for their commitment towards ensuring that the Bill was passed on time.

Source: Legit.ng

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