President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services over the creation of a vigilante group in Nasarawa State.
Punch reported that Bodejo was arrested on Tuesday, January 23, at the Miyetti Allah’s Head Office, Tundun Maliya Cattle Market, Kilometre 22, Abuja-Keffi Expressway, Tundun-Wada, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
It was gathered that DSS operatives alongside some soldiers of the Nigerian Army, stormed the Miyetti Allah’s Head Office close to Goshen Church, at about 3:40 pm on Tuesday, and drove off after arresting Bodejo at the gate.
There are fears that the vigilante group which is not registered with the DSS, the police, or any other security agency, could cause violence across the country.
A source told the publication; “Our (DSS) operatives and soldiers of the Nigerian Army stormed the Miyetti Allah’s Head Office in Nasarawa this afternoon, and we’ve arrested their National President, Bello Bodejo, for creating a vigilante group that is not recognised by the government.
“The creation of that nomad’s vigilante group could cause violence in the country. The group was not registered with the DSS, the police, or any other security agency, and the group is not recognised by the Federal Government.”