Governor Sule Clarifies Nasarawa’s Stance on Miyetti Allah’s Vigilante Group

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has firmly distanced his administration from the establishment of the Nomad Vigilante Group, formed by Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organization. Despite being invited as a Special Guest to the group’s inauguration, Governor Sule clarified that the Nasarawa State government played no role in creating the vigilante group. This clarification came during his meeting with members of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, following his recent Supreme Court victory.

Governor Sule emphasized that the only vigilante group recognized by both the state and federal governments is the community policing initiative. He noted that any other vigilante group, including the Nomad Vigilante, lacks official recognition. He further stressed that if such a group were to be government-endorsed, it would require a bill passed by the State Assembly, which hasn’t happened.

This development follows the inauguration of the Nomad Vigilante Group on January 17, 2024, which sparked nationwide concerns and led to speculations about the arrest of Miyetti Allah’s president, Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, by the DSS – a claim the DSS has denied.

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