The president of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo, has been arrested by agents of the Department of State Services for setting up a vigilante group in Nasarawa State
Bodejo was taken into custody on Tuesday, at the Miyetti Allah Head Office in Tundun Maliya Cattle Market, Kilometre 22, Abuja-Keffi Expressway, Tundun-Wada, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State,
After apprehending Bodejo at the gate, the DSS agents and a few Nigerian Army soldiers were reported to have attacked the Miyetti Allah’s Head Office near Goshen Church on Tuesday at approximately 3:40 p.m.
according to punch the DSS source who confirmed the arrest revealed that Bodejo was arrested over fears that the creation of the Nomad’s Vigilante Group could cause violence across the country, noting that the group was not registered with the DSS, the police, or any other security agency, hence it is not recognised by the Federal Government.
The source said, “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.”
When contacted over the development, the DSS’ spokesperson, Dr Peter Afunanya, did not respond to phone calls and text messages by our correspondent.