The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Oyo State, Alhaji Ibrahim Jiji, on Monday said however the facts demonstrate that his group intended to strike a few backwoods with the men of Amotekun Corps, they completed the attack without vigilantes in his affiliation.
He spoke to the Oyo State government to deliver 46 Fulani in police care, saying they are individuals from Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) making sure about individuals in Ibarapa land.
Jiji, who expressed this at a question and answer session in Ibadan on Monday, said the captured vigilantes were among the individuals welcome to safeguard some grab casualties in the region.
SaharaReporters had detailed the discussion encompassing the supposed killing of a 70-year-elderly person and his two children in the Ibarapa zone of the state on Saturday.
Clarifying how they were captured, Jiji said; “They welcomed us to a gathering in Ibadan where they disclosed to us that they required our help to battle weakness in Ibarapa region. We revealed to them we planned to give them 50 among our vigilantes who are Fulani.
“They have been doing the vigilante work for an extremely significant time-frame, in this way they realize how to capture lawbreakers. At the point when the Amotekun agents were going to leave for the activity, we were still in Eruwa with a portion of our men who were vigilantes when we heard they had assaulted the town.
That was the point at which those of us who are pioneers went to the town. At the point when we arrived, we saw that three individuals had just been executed. At the point when I saw the episode, I moved toward the commandant of Amotekun to know his view on the occurrence.
“I inquired as to why they didn’t sit tight for us yet he didn’t respond to me. We called our men who were hanging tight for us in Eruwa to leave the scene of our gathering and re-visitation of their homes in light of the fact that Amotekun had accomplished something different. Our arrangement was not to slaughter anyone.
At night of the exact day (Saturday), one of the vigilantes called to tell that two individuals were grabbed in Igangan territory of the state; we considered the vigilantes and revealed to them that they should proceed to look for the lawbreakers that abducted those kids yet that they should educate police prior to going. While going there, they were captured in Igangan.
“They called to disclose to us that a few officers had captured them. They revealed to us that the authority of the troop had left for castle of Seriki Igangan. Getting back from the royal residence, the commandant just captured them and took them to police headquarters. The individuals who planned to battle crooks are the arrangement of the individuals they are marching as lawbreakers. Those individuals are not crooks; they are the individuals making sure about us. They are enrolled vigilantes and they are working with the police and other security organizations.
“The 46 vigilantes that were captured have been helpful for the state for a long time. All the 46 vigilantes are not lawbreakers; they are the individuals capturing hoodlums. Indeed, even those crooks captured by our men are with police right now.
Cheat is criminal and not Fulani. Clan is unique in relation to crooks. We are prepared to work with Oyo State government to stop guiltiness in the state.
“I am engaging state government to leave these individuals (alone). They are not cheats. They are the individuals who are making sure about us since we may require them some other time. Why we need them to remember our individuals for Amotekun is a direct result of language hindrance. We appeal to Oyo State government to remember individuals from different clans for Amotekun for the task to be proficient.
“I am upset about the slaughtering of the elderly person by Amotekun executed. He was more than 70 years of age when they murdered him with his two kids. I am disturbed about what occurred by any means. He was an Alfa and had been there for more than 45 years before he was murdered.”