Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, has rejected the operation of Fulani Vigilante Group in communities in the state.
Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural association, had in July announced the establishment of its nationwide security outfit to help tackle kidnapping, cattle rustling and banditry.
But speaking to newsmen on Thursday, Governor Ortom rejected the operation of the group in the state, noting that they will be jailed if seen.
He added that the state already has its own vigilante coupled with the community policing initiative.
“No Fulani group will come to Benue State where I’m the governor; you people know that it is a lie, they cannot come. No room for vigilante group in whatever kind. When I confronted them, they said they would not use vigilante group of Nigeria. That one will not operate here,” he said.
“We have our own vigilante that operates here; we have community policing in which we are recruiting now and livestock guard that take care of herdsmen in active support with security men.
“So, no single vigilante group of Miyeitti Allah will come to Benue State to make any noise here. For us in Benue State, we believe in the rule of law and we will jail them.”