The President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Bodejo, was arrested on Tuesday by the Department of State Services (DSS) for forming a vigilante group in Nasarawa State.
According to GistReporters.com, the arrest took place at the gate of Miyetti Allah’s Head Office, Tundun Maliya Cattle Market, Kilometre 22, Abuja-Keffi Expressway, Tundun-Wada, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
On Tuesday, DSS operatives and Nigerian Army soldiers raided Miyetti Allah’s Head Office near Goshen Church around 3:40 pm and took Bodejo into custody.
According to the Punch Newspaper, a DSS source confirmed that Bodejo was arrested because the Nomad’s Vigilante Group he created could potentially incite violence nationwide. The source also stated that the group was illegal as it was not registered with the DSS, the police, or any other security agency, and therefore not recognized by the Federal Government.
The Punch Newspaper reported the source saying, “(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.”