The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organisation in Nigeria, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order arrest of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The group called for his arrested over his recent open letter to the president on security situation in the country.
Alhassan Saleh, the National Secretary of the Miyetti Allah, said this while speaking to newsmen on Monday.
He said Fulani should not be blamed for the raising rate of insecurity in the country.
“The fact that there is insecurity, I don’t think the Fulani are responsible for it. The narrative that we are responsible for the insecurity is even the problem we have with the Nigerian state.
“When any crime happens, even before there is an investigation, people rush to the press and start accusing Fulani herdsmen.
“Herdsmen are supposed to be carrying herds of cows but if somebody is a criminal or an armed robber, he should be treated as such,” he said.
Furthermore, he noted that if Obasanjo, in particular, having ruled this country for so many years and with his network of security contacts, both locally and internationally, has information, he should be made to volunteer it.
“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,” he said.