Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths, the youth wing of Igbo umbrella socio-cultural body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in a statement by its Deputy National President, Dr Kingsley Dozie said:
“The 1978 Land Use Act was crystal clear that any land usage that doesn’t come with the express permission from a state governor is illegal.”
“Their claim of having free rights to any part of the country is very misleading, except they’re planning to force a total breakdown of law and order in Nigeria.”
“All lands within our territory belongs exclusively to us, and our governors are the legitimate caretakers.
“This threat and rhetoric from the Miyetti Allah’s boss is grossly inappropriate, and any attempt to effect any of those things he said anywhere in Igbo land would be vibrantly resisted by us.”
In a statement by its Vice Chairman, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, Northern CAN said Nigeria does not belong to any ethnic group, section or religion but to all Nigerians.
It noted that Miyetti Allah’s statement that ‘Nigeria belongs to Fulani and they will rule forever’ “confirms and identifies those who do not wish Nigeria to live in peace and unity”.
Alhaji Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, the National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association, has said that he has never claimed that Nigeria belonged to the Fulani.
“I want to state clearly and unequivocally that this news report is a blatant fabricated lie. It is actually the enemies of the Fulbe people that are at it again, as always, concocting such insidious and malicious falsehood against our people for their diabolical agenda against the Nigerian state.”
“No doubt I was asked by the Sun Newspaper to react on the formation of Amotekun and my response was that every ethnic group has the inalienable right to defend itself against any aggression, including the Fulbe. That Fulbe will pursue their legitimate business anywhere in Nigeria as the country is as much their inheritance as it is of other groups.”