Police disown Miyetti Allah security outfit 

 Commissioner  of Police , Nasarawa State Police Command, Umar Nadada, has disowned the  vigilante group recently inaugurated by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani Socio-Cultural Association in the state, saying, it is not recognised by the police.

The Commissioner of Police said this when members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) paid him  a visitjnñ vsited him on Tuesday in Lafia.

He said , no formal letter was  written to  inform  the police of the group`s  intention to register any Nomad Vigilante Group.

“It is our duty to attend any gathering to provide security and ensure that hoodlums did not hijack the event or the organisers themselves will not do anything illegal.Even when they came to our headquarters, I addressed them outside the headquarters of the command because there was no formal notification” he added.

Nadada said that the police had been working with vigilante groups that were recognised,  and would not work with any group not recognised by the state,” he said.

On the collarwith NUJ, Nadada said that the police was ready to work with the media² for proper policing in the state.

The commissioner said that the contributions of journalists to the development of any thing, and of course policing of the society cannot be under


“Media practitioners in the state have proven to be true professionals in their reportage, and have always contacted us to get clarification before publishing or airing their reports.

“The coverage of police activities in the state has been unprecedented and we need to commend you and appeal that it should be sustained.

“Without the coverage of our activities, the public will not know the efforts we are making in fighting crime, and the feat we have achieved,” he said.He said that the command had concluded plans to expand the anti-kidnapping unit of the police from two to five for more efficiency.

Pix- Myeitti Allah leadership

He commended the Police for their relentless effort toward fighting crime, and appealed that patrol should be stepped up on Nasarawa State Polytechnic Lafia and Federal University of Lafia.

The chairman said that would tackle the increasing robbery in the area.

He added that the people in the state were not happy with the formation of the Nomad Vigilante group, and urged the police to address it before it gets out of control. 

Author- Maureen Ikpeama

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