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Barely one week after the members of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore group led protest to demand for the release of their leader, Bello Bodejo, the federal government on Friday charged him of terrorism 

Bodejo was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja for allegedly establishing and supporting unlawfully an ethnic militia group – Kungiya Zaman Lafiya.

The Miyetti Allah leader wasBodejo was arraigned on a three-count charge filed by the office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), in which he was accused of violating the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022.

Bodejo however pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to him, following which Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered that he be further detained in the custody of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

Justice Ekwo adjourned till May 27 for the commencement of trial.

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