Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, the flagship Fulani herdsmen group, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately instruct security agencies to monitor and place Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on a watchlist.
The group made this known in a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting.
The communique, signed by Abdullahi Bodejo, the group’s National President; and Saleh Alhassan, National Secretary, described Atiku as “volatile” for saying that killings by alleged herdsmen would continue if President Buhari is re-elected at the 2019 general elections.
The Fulani group said the comments made by Atiku, also a Fulani, is capable of destabilising the country.
“We appeal to President Muhammad Buhari to instruct the security agencies to monitor Atiku Abubakar, considering his volatile and inciting statement he made against the herders.
“His statement as a presidential candidate is capable of destabilising the country, especially considering that he is currently surrounded by anarchist and hate speech merchants feeding on the lucrative industry of fake news and ethnic irredentism,” the communique read.
Miyetti Allah also demanded that Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, the Lamido of Adamawa, should revoke the Waziri Adamawa title he bestowed on Atiku.
The group added that Atiku was not worthy of such title as he has displayed open hatred for the Fulani herdsmen instead of protecting the tribe’s race.
“We are calling on the Lamido of Adamawa to strip Atiku Abubakar of his title as Wazirin Adamawa for his open hatred for the Fulani pastoralist and surrounding himself with ethnic irredentist and hate speech merchants that have been profiling the Fulani race and calling for their genocide.
“The title of Waziri in the Adamawa Emirate should be reserved for only Fulani sons with a track record of helping and protecting the Fulani race and not a shadowy character with convoluted identity,” the communique read.