The Coalition of Southern and Middle Belt Youth Leaders, COSMBYLA, the umbrella body of all youth groups in the South East, South-South, South West and Middle Belt region have condemned the alleged plan by the Miyetti Allah to establish a vigilante security group in the 36 states.
Reports had emerged that the Miyeitti Allah Kauta Hore is currently concluding plans to establish a security outfit for its members across the country.
Reacting to the report, COSMBYLA in a statement on Monday by its President General, Goodluck Ibem said the move “confirmed a plot to Fulanize the country” under the pretence of setting a security outfit in a land that does not belong to them.
The statement alleged that the move by the Miyetti Allah was triggered by the recent security outfit established by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, saying they are out to counter the outfit.
The statement reads, “What interest does Miyette Allah have to establish a vigilante group in Benue, Ondo, Anambra and other States? Are these states their ancestral homes? What is their business in establishing a vigilante in another man’s land? It is clear that they are looking for trouble where none exists.
“Dr. Samuel Ortom is the executive governor of Benue State and the Chief Security Officer of his state who is constitutionally empowered to provide security for his people at all times.
“Which law or constitution gave Miyetti Allah the authority to establish a vigilante that they will even be making reference to the constitutional actions of state governors. What insolence!
“Miyetti Allah is biting more than it can chew, it’s high time their patrons who know themselves call the Miyyeti Allah to order before things get out of hand.
“It is treasonable offence and punishable by law for Miyetti Allah to arrogate to themselves the power and responsibilities of a governor.
“We, therefore, call on Miyetti Allah to immediately apologize to Nigerians, Dr. Samuel Ortom the executive governor of Benue State and submit themselves for prosecution for crimes committed against humanity”.