Comparison Unfortunate , Unfair , Says Afenifere

The Afenifere socio -cultural group berated Shehu for the categorisation which it described as unfortunate and unfair .

The group’ s spokesman, Yinka Odumakin , said Afenifere could not be likened to the Miyetti Allah which he said was responsible for killings and bloodshed across the country .

He argued that the Federal Government ’s decision to meet with the Miyetti Allah leadership over the rising violence and criminality across the country highlighted the type of people that made up the group .

Odumakin said , “ We are surprised that the spokesperson ( Shehu ) was talking like someone under the influence of drugs . In Afenifere , we don’ t kill, we don ’t abduct people . How can you compare us to a group of people who have been killing in Enugu, Benue , Ogun and other states?

“ Why did the government meet Miyetti Allah as part of plans to stop banditry and kidnapping in the country ? Why didn’ t they meet Afenifere ? We reject that categorisation . For anyone to compare us to a group of Fulani herdsmen which had been described by the global terror index as the fourth deadliest terrorist group in the world is most unfair and very unfortunate . ”

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