National President, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bodejo, has dismissed claims that the ongoing crisis in Zamfara are being perpetrated by the Fulanis in the State.
Bodejo stated this in an interview with The Sun Newspaper published on the 27th of April 2019.He also stated that the crisis in Zamfara was caused by desperate politicians.
He said, “The people killing themselves there are the same. It is a serious problem between the vigilance groups. Some will go and form a vigilance group and they will not be under any authority like the DPO or Commissioner of Police. They will just be operating on their own. And they will just be killing people.”
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“In Zamfara, when they started the killings, they could just go and kidnap a Fulani man and tell him that they were suspecting his son to be a criminal and they would bring him to the market square and burn him to ashes.”
“The bandits there are not Fulani and the authorities should go and fish them out.”
“The whole thing I know about Zamfara is that the Vigilance groups are one of the causes of the crises there. Politicians in Zamfara are just backing them.
“What I understand in Zamfara is that the whole thing is politics among the desperate politicians there. They are blood suckers in Zamfara. Thank God the Minister of Defence is from there. A lot of top men are from there. Let them set up a committee and find a way to end the killings there.”