The National Coordinator of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, has given reasons the police cannot arrest the leadership of the association.
He spoke in response to the call by a former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, retd, that the leadership of the herders association should be interrogated by security agencies over the incessant killings in various parts of the country by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Gololo described the call by Gowon as uncalled for and unbefitting of an elder statesman.
According to him, Gowon was only speaking for the people of the Middle Belt, adding that the killings were not limited to the region.
DAILY POST reported that Gowon had last week in Makurdi, condemned the killings in the Middle Belt, demanding that Miyetti Allah leaders be invited for questioning.
In response, Punch quoted the Miyetti Allah leader in Benue State as saying it was wrong for Gowon to have called for their arrest because they had not done anything criminal to warrant being invited by the police for questioning.
“I don’t understand what Gowon meant because it is only criminals that the police can invite. If that is the case, who should be questioned in Zamfara, Borno, Rivers and Lagos where there have also been killings?