Niger Delta militants threatens Miyetti Allah, wants FG to disband the association
As the crisis in the middle belt region of the country heats on, a coalition of Niger Delta militants have called on the Federal Government to immediately arrest the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association MACBAN and subsequently disband the group.
The latest group of agitators led by W.O I Izonebi also declared a 21 days mourning period for victims of the Plateau massacre where over 100 lives were lost saying no amount of provocation should have led to the slaughtering of innocent Nigerians because of cows.
“We urge the government to do the needful before the expiration of our 21 days of mourning to avoid a total breakdown of law and order because it seems we do not have law, and government is unable to implement its primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties of its citizens.
Among its demands to from the Federal Government are; The immediate devolution of power to states and regions to enable governors discharge their primary responsibility of protecting lives and properties and declaration and proscription of the Gaddafi mercenaries masquerading as herdsmen as a terrorist organisation.
The group called on the government and security agencies saddled with the responsibility of protecting Nigeria and its territorial integrity to apprehend the perpetrators of the heinous crime against innocent Nigerians and humanity as well as a total overhaul of the security organisation and security chiefs.
“We, therefore, warn that after this 21 days of mourning is over and nothing is done, we, the good people of the Niger Delta, and coalition of agitators will have no choice than to declare herdsmen and Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association enemies of the Niger Delta and Nigerians in general,” it threatened.