The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has come under fire for calling for the arrest of former President Olusegun Obasanjo over comments he made in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Obasanjo had in a letter dated July 15 said that rather than ‘hammer’ the farmer-herder crisis, the impression is that Mr. Buhari’s government was treating it with kid gloves.
In an interview with PUNCH, the national secretary of Miyetti Allah, Alhassan Saleh, asked Obasanjo to offer any information he has in order to solve the security crisis.
“The earlier they get him (Obasanjo) arrested and dealt with, according to the laws of the land, the better. He doesn’t mean well for the country. We just elected a new government; we have a National Assembly that was just inaugurated. Nobody needs any conference, except they are pushing for something else,” Mr Saleh said.
Displeased with the group’s comments, Nigerians on Twitter have reacted with disgust, accusing Buhari of emboldening Miyetti Allah.