Connect with us

News

Bauchi Governor Defends Fulani Herdsmen Carrying Ak-47, Says It’s For Self Defence

Published

on

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has justified the use of AK-47 by Fulani herdsmen, saying the gun is for self-defence against cattle rustlers.

Bauchi Governor Defends Fulani Herdsmen Carrying Ak-47, Says It's For Self Defence 3

Mohammed stared thisnon Thursday while speaking at the Press Week Celebration organised by Correspondents’ Chapel of Nigeria Union Journalists Bauchi State Council.

According to him, Fulani herders carry AK-47 for self-defence because cattle rustlers are attacking them due to government’s failure.

Because the Fulani man is practising the tradition of pastoralism, he has been exposed to the vagaries of the forest, cattle rustlers who carry guns, kill him and take away his commonwealth, which is the cows.

“Because the Fulani man is practising the tradition of pastoralism, he has been exposed to the vagaries of the forest, cattle rustlers who carry guns, kill him and take away his commonwealth, which is the cows.

READ:  Man Sells 6 Month Son To Raise Money For Greek Visa

“He has no option than to carry AK-47 because the society and the government are not protecting him, what is his fault; it’s the fault of the government and the people. You don’t criminalize all of them, because, in every tribe, there are criminals.”

The governor also accused his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, of worsening the herder-farmer crisis by criminalizing the entire Fulani across the country.

“On the herders-farmers clashes, you have seen what our colleagues in the South-West are doing and some of them in the South-East. Some of us told them with all modesty and humility – you are wrong.

“But the most wrong person is the Governor of Benue State, my brother and my colleague, Governor (Samuel) Ortom; he started all these. If you don’t accommodate other tribes, we can also accommodate your people in Bauchi and other places.

READ:  Mr Eazi's Doctor Sends Him £1000 As Engagement Gift After Proposing To Temi Otedola

“We have so many Tiv people working and farming in Alkaleri, farming in Tafawa Balewa, farming in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi; has anyone asked them to go? We have not, because it is their constitutional rights to be there.

“We have Yoruba people in Bauchi for over 150 years, even before the birth of Nigeria. Nobody has told them to go; some of them have risen to become permanent secretaries in Bauchi, Gombe and Borno.

“If Cyber Crime is practised by one tribe, you don’t criminalise all the tribe that they are criminals.

“We should be very sensitive, and you as journalists, you must exercise restrain; you must decipher from wrongs and rights, something that is so bad, that can divide us, that can threaten our unity, you don’t do it”, the governor appealed.

READ:  2023: Zack Orji’s Wife Endorses Peter Obi After Husband Declared Support For Tinubu

KanyiDaily had reported that there have been ethnic tensions across the country, especially in the South-West, which many have attributed to criminal Fulani herdsmen.

Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu had recently issued a seven-day ultimatum to Fulani herders, to quit the state forest reserve over the rising cases of insecurity in the state.

A Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, also issued an ultimatum to Fulanis to leave Oyo state or face severe consequences.

READ:  Yahaya Bello Defeat 8 Contenders To Emerge As APC Kogi Governorship Candidate

Continue Reading
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Ushiphi

    February 12, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    It’s no longer hidden again, the same governor said Chad and Niger will benefit from FG grant on livestock, buhari govt is working hard to connect 9ja with Niger, Chad through railway so that his fulanis can come in and take over our land. He is forgetting that death can take anybody at any time just like it deal with Abacha, Kari, we ought to be careful because God own this country

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

Nigerians Drags Yul Edochie For His ‘Poor’ Mimicking Of Peter Obi In New Movie [Video] Nigerians Drags Yul Edochie For His ‘Poor’ Mimicking Of Peter Obi In New Movie [Video]
Entertainment11 hours ago

Nigerians Drags Yul Edochie For His ‘Poor’ Mimicking Of Peter Obi In New Movie [Video]

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie has come under fire over his new movie where he mimicked the Labour Party presidential candidate,...

Family Loses Three Children As Building Collapses In Jigawa Due To Heavy Rainfall Family Loses Three Children As Building Collapses In Jigawa Due To Heavy Rainfall
News11 hours ago

Four-Storey Building Collapses In Gwarimpa, One Killed, Five Rescued

A four-storey building under construction has collapsed in Gwarimpa, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Four-Storey Building Collapse In Gwarimpa Abuja...

I Feel Sympathy For Nigerians, Scarcity Of New Naira Notes Is Hurting Them - Fashola I Feel Sympathy For Nigerians, Scarcity Of New Naira Notes Is Hurting Them - Fashola
News12 hours ago

I Feel Sympathy For Nigerians, Scarcity Of New Naira Notes Is Hurting Them – Fashola

The Minister of Housing and Works, Babatunde Fashola has sympathized with Nigerians over the scarcity of the new Naira notes...

I Wasn't Paid After Acting With Mercy Johnson And Destiny Etiko - Actress Boma Dokubo [Video] I Wasn't Paid After Acting With Mercy Johnson And Destiny Etiko - Actress Boma Dokubo [Video]
Entertainment12 hours ago

I Wasn’t Paid After Acting With Mercy Johnson And Destiny Etiko – Actress Boma Dokubo [Video]

Nollywood actress, Boma Dokubo says has worked on the same movie with her senior colleagues, Mercy Johnson, Destiny Etiko, and...

"I've Over N10m To Buy More Weapons" - Bandits Leader Flaunt Wads Of New Naira Notes [Video] "I've Over N10m To Buy More Weapons" - Bandits Leader Flaunt Wads Of New Naira Notes [Video]
Metro13 hours ago

“I’ve Over N10m To Buy More Weapons” – Bandits Leader Flaunt Wads Of New Naira Notes [Video]

A notorious bandits leader, Kachalla Baleri, has been seen in a viral video flaunting wads of new Naira notes amid...

How My Husband Saved My From Failing Due To My Selfishness - Actress Bimbo Afolayan How My Husband Saved My From Failing Due To My Selfishness - Actress Bimbo Afolayan
Entertainment14 hours ago

How My Husband Saved Me From Failing Due To My Selfishness – Actress Bimbo Afolayan

Nollywood actress, Bimbo Afolayan has narrated how her husband, Okiki Afolayan, saved her from failing due to her selfishness. In...

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline
News14 hours ago

CBN To Banks: Pay New Naira Notes Over The Counter

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday, directed commercial banks to begin the payment of the new naira notes...

"Don't Come To Lekki, Sango" - Portable Threatens TG Omori "Don't Come To Lekki, Sango" - Portable Threatens TG Omori
Business14 hours ago

“Don’t Come To Lekki, Sango In Lagos” – Portable Threatens TG Omori

Nigerian Street-hop artiste, Portable has issued a warning to a video director and cinematographer, TG Omori. Portable has warned TG...

Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare
Metro15 hours ago

Lagos Police Find Guns In Ogboni Leader Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare’s Home, Declare Him Wanted

The Lagos State Police Command has declared an Ogboni leader, Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare wanted. Ogboni Leader Tajudeen Olanrewaju Bakare Declared...

Zlatan Ibile Teams Up With Seyi Vibez To Release New Song, 'Let There Be Light' [Video] Zlatan Ibile Teams Up With Seyi Vibez To Release New Song, 'Let There Be Light' [Video]
Entertainment16 hours ago

Zlatan Ibile Teams Up With Seyi Vibez To Release New Song, ‘Let There Be Light’ [Video]

Rapper and singer, Omoniyi Temidayo Rapheal popularly known as Zlatan Ibile, has once again blessed his fans with a tune....

close