Critical Times News : Plateau Killings: Miyetti Allah would have been in jail by now if I were president, says Ozekhome

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Plateau Killings: Miyetti Allah would have been in jail by now if I were president, says Ozekhome


Human rights activist, Mike Ozekhome has said he would arrest leaders of Miyetti Allah over killings in the country if he was President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ozekhome said this while speaking on Channels TV on Sunday, noting that the present security measures put in place is not working, hence the need for a change.

He said, “It is only a fool that seeks to have a different result by applying the same method by which the problem started.

“It is, therefore, clear that the present security architecture is flawed, therefore, there is need for President Buhari to look into it and rejig it.

“Nigeria has turned into a theatre of blood, everybody is afraid for their life.

“Although it is the right of the president to appoint Security Chiefs, he should look at it from the federal character. The security chiefs are from one geopolitical zone of the country, this negates the principle of federal character.

“If I were Mr President, I would rejig the current security architecture of the country. I would be firm on the perpetrators and not be emotional.

“The leaders of Miyetti Allah have come out to say they carried out the dastardly act. If I were the president, I would call for the arrest of Miyetti Allah.

“They have always defended these killings, saying there are anti-grazing laws, giving all sort of excuses for killings.

“Now these people have come out to say they carried this act for the exchange of their 300 cows and there has been no prosecution or arrest for this.

“Boko Haram is restricted but herdsmen are everywhere.”

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