Probe Saraki’s statement on IPOB ban – Cattle breeders

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, on Sunday , commended the Federal Government ’ s decision to proscribe the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra as a terrorist group .
It described the proscription as a ‘’ right step in a right direction ’’ that would permanently cripple the plans of the pro - Biafran group to break up Nigeria .
The association also urged the government to urgently begin a probe into the activities of the Senate President , Bukola Saraki , to ascertain if he was among those sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu , the leader of IPOB .
It argued that the statement made by Saraki , faulting the proscription of the group by the Federal Government , was inciting and a clear signal that the Senate President might be supporting the agitation by IPOB to divide Nigeria .
The National Coordinator of MACBAN , Alhaji Garus Gololo, in an interview with our correspondent in Makurdi , said for such a statement to have come from Saraki , it showed that he was no longer fit to lead the Senate .
He believed that the former Kwara State governor ’s presence in the National Assembly was a threat to the unity and oneness of Nigeria.
Gololo said , ‘’ I think it is a high - time the Federal Government commenced full scale investigation into Senator Bukola Saraki ’s activities in the Senate . I doubt if that man has the interest of this country , Nigeria, at heart .
“ For the number three citizen to be saying different things from the government , which he is fully part and parcel of, shows that Saraki hates Nigeria, Buhari and Fulani herdsmen and as such , his leadership is in doubt and he should step aside.
“ We can ’ t continue to have someone in power that would declare support for a group agitating to break up Nigeria . We are for one Nigeria and in unity we stand . ”
Saraki had , on Monday, condemned the ban on the activities of IPOB by the South - East Governors Forum and its classification as a terrorist group by the Nigerian Army .
But Gololo noted that the activities of IPOB in recent times demonstrated that it was more of a danger to the unity of Nigeria than the clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers .
“ The ability of the government to declare IPOB as a terrorist group has saved the country from a premeditated war that could have led to the collapse of the unity and peaceful coexistence of Nigeria, ” he stated .