Gov Sule Denies Having Hand In Establishment Of Fulani Militia Group In Nasarawa

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has responded to an accusation made by the leader of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo, claiming that he influenced the formation of a militia group called Kungiya Zaman Lafiya.

Bodejo claimed that the governor called him earlier this year, expressing his interest in creating a vigilante group that was different from others.

It is worth noting that the Miyetti Allah leader was arrested by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) on January 23, 2024, and was charged with three counts of terrorism before Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on March 22, 2024.

The offense was reportedly punishable under Section 29 of the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act of 2022.

In response to the allegation, an aide to the governor refuted Sule’s connection to the establishment of the Kungiya Zaman Lafiya.

Addressing the issue, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Public Affairs, Peter Ahemba, advised the public to ignore any rumors linking his boss to the creation of the militia, as there was no truth to it.

He said, “The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has no hand in the establishment of the Nomad Vigilante Group of Nigeria.

“The governor cannot authorize such an establishment when it has not been backed by the laws of the land.

“Governor Sule, being a man who believes in the rule of law, could not have just authorised or encouraged anyone to operate an illegal vigilante group.

“I am urging members of the public to disregard such misinformation and rumour because there is no truth in it. So, nobody or group of persons should drag him into a matter that he knows nothing about.”

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.