Nigerians have reacted to the extraordinary demand by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association, MACBAN, that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki should resign.
MACBAN, in a stunning Sallah message, said Saraki would be forced out of office if he refuses to resign his position immediately.
The association’s National Coordinator in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, gave the warning in Makurdi, the State capital yesterday, alleging that Saraki had created numerous problems for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He blamed the senate president for the rift between the executive and legislature, and other problems faced by the APC-led Federal Government.
Nigerians have since taken to social media to express their shock and disgust at the impunity of the group.
Here are some of the reactions on Twitter where many have renewed alegations of ties between Buhari and the group, with others reaffirming the claims that the group is the ‘terrorist arm’ of the APC…
1. Miyetti Allah says @bukolasaraki must step down or they will "force him out". This is ominious and sinister. Miyetti Allah is a terrorist organisation which controls the Fulani herdsmen. They are the Hamas of Nigeria. Buhari is their leader and they are his footsodiers…1/2
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) August 22, 2018
So Miyetti Allah openly threatens to forcefully remove @SPNigeria @BukolaSaraki if he does not resign and nothing happens to them? Under Buhari, Nigeria now has FOUR arms of Government: The Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary and Miyetti Allah’s KILLER HERDSMEN #RenosDarts
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 22, 2018
Two days ago I advised @OfficialAPCNg to hire mercenaries to fight @bukolasaraki.They adhered to my counsel & engaged Miyetti Allah MACBAN.APC's mercenaries have addressed their 1st pre-march press conference.They titled their text in this fashion "RESIGN OR WE'LL FORCE YOU OUT".
— John Danfulani (@john_danfulani) August 22, 2018
"Resign or We will force you out" Miyetti Allah tells @bukolasaraki
Please, what arm of Government is Miyetti Allah?
— Integrity Mr (@Intergrity56) August 22, 2018
When we say that the Miyetti Allah is PMB’s & APC’s enforcers,ignorants accuse us of mischief. How do you explain MACBAN’s ultimatum to Saraki to resign or face consequences?Wetin concern a Fulani cultural group with politics of NASS leadership?This is why they are above the law.
— Dr Chima Matthew Amadi (@AMADICHIMA) August 22, 2018
Nigeria now have 4 arms of Government.
May God save Nigeria from enemies of Democracy!
— Miz Cazorla (@MizCazorla1) August 22, 2018
"Resign or we will force you out". – Miyetti Allah to Saraki.
The millitant wing of Buhari's presidency has spoken.
If you ever needed proof that they are more than cattle rearer…Here you go…#TheyCollude
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) August 22, 2018
So, Miyetti Allah threatened our democracy, we should leave them alone? Miyetti Allah openly admitted to killing hundreds of Nigerians, we should leave them alone? All because you want us not to be biased!👏👏👏👏
— Prince Temileyi (@temiphilly28) August 22, 2018
— JusticeToAll (@ewaribo) August 22, 2018
Now that Miyetti Allah have finally confirmed the rumour that they're the military arm of the APC, what's our security agencies doing about it?
— Jason Baba Kwaghe (@BabaKwaghe) August 22, 2018
Miyetti Allah is now the govt to fear. They kill, now they can remove the number 3. All these in 3years?
N E V E R A G A I N
— Anngu Orngu🇳🇬 (@AnnguOrngu) August 22, 2018
Miyetti Allah has come out to threaten @bukolasaraki its not a #HateSpeech & the brainless @OfficialAPCNg goons say nothing.. Cos, Miyetti Allah are card carry militant members of the party for @MBuhari so no python dance would be initiated
— BEAUtiful 🌚 (@Daknexx) August 22, 2018
Of what use are men like Kingsley Moghalu and Fela Durotoye when we already have the almighty Buhari; slayer of rams and a 800m treker.
What a man!
What an achievement!
What a hero!
I don't even blame Miyetti Allah anymore.
— Samaila (@samie_mok) August 22, 2018
Miyetti Allah can even hold press meeting in Benue state where they murdered women & children and they still walk away free. The anger of God will visit @MBuhari & i'm saying this with a heavy heart. The blood of innocent women & children murdered by herdsmen will cry soon
— Ayeesha Musa (@AyeeshaMusa1) August 22, 2018