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Northerners who are residents in Imo State have rejected Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) 5000 vigilante deployment to the South East States to offer protection to its people living in the zone.
A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Hope Uzodimma, Ibrahim Suleiman, while briefing newsmen at the weekend explained that the northerners in the State do not have any problem with their host adding that they do not need protection from anybody but God.
According to Suleiman, the recent killings of northerners in the State were politically motivated adding that the State governor has been on top of the situation entrench a lasting peace between the northerners and their host.
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‘We have been living in peace with the people of Imo, we have had no problem, but we have noticed that some enemies of the State government have been behind the recent disturbance in the State.
‘Miyetti Allah, saying they want to give us protection here, for what reason, are we at war with each other here, we don’t need their vigilante or protection, it is only Allah that protects.’ Suleiman said.