Tunde Bakare, who oversees the affairs of the Latter Rain Assembly has attacked the Nigerian Presidency for likening Miyetti Allah to other socio-cultural groups in the country.
The presidency had repeatedly defended its stand wherein it compared the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the groups representing the Yoruba and Igbo races respectively in the country.
Mr Bakare who launched the attack during a service at his ministry said those comparing the cattle-breeding group to Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo are insane.
He queried why someone who is in his right sense will likened the group alleged to be violent to other peaceful socio-cultural groups.
The cleric also condemned the exclusion of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) another socio-cultural groups in the country from the comparison.
“It is shameful for anyone to compare Miyetti Allah with Afenifere. Such a person cannot be in his right senses to think that Miyetti Allah and Afenifere and Ohanaeze are the same,” Bakare said.
“How can a group that has been rated as the fourth most deadly group in the world by the United Nations, a group of terrorists, be the same as Afenifere?
“How can a group that kills people, rapes women, destroys houses be on the same scale as Afenifere? Do Afenifere members carry weapons?
“And to show the true colour of the person doing the comparison, he left out the ACF from his comparison as if that one is above everybody else.
“If you have to put Afenifere and Ohanaeze on the same scale as Miyetti Allah, why did you exclude the ACF? Is it not to tell everyone that the ACF is superior to other groups in the country?”
Bakare also said the recent spike in crimes across the country indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost grip of the security apparatus in the country.
According to him, the country is now been administered by terrorists who are now the Commander-in-Chief.
“It is evident that the bandits; criminals, killing people every day; those kidnapping people over the place; and cattle rustlers and killer herdsmen terrorising the people are in charge in this country; they are the commander-in-chief.
“Nobody seems to know what to do anymore; the terrorists are in charge. They have even extended their regime to these areas. They now kidnap lecturers; doctors are no longer safe.
“The whole nation is under the control of terrorists. But in the name of the Lord, Nigeria shall be delivered. I shall witness the deliverance and greatness of Nigeria,” the cleric proclaimed.