"Those Attacking Fulani Are Setting Nigeria On A Very Dangerous Path" – Northern Elders Says

Date: 03-02-2021 8:35 am (4 months ago) | Author: success Xenab
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The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of persons who are attacking Fulani and setting the country on a very dangerous path.

The forum made this call in a statement released on Tuesday by the NEF director of publicity and advocacy, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.

The Northern Elders warned that the nation will be treading on a dangerous grounds if it continues the demonization of law-abiding Fulani in the southern part of the country, over particular types of crimes.

“The forum has been receiving reports of attacks on Fulani communities in the south, since the night of Sunday, January 31, and had taken the responsible step by drawing the attention of authorities to the dangers which these attacks represent for all Nigerians.

“NEF is deeply worried by reports of ejections and attacks on Fulani herders and communities in some states of the South.


“Law-abiding Fulani communities are advised to seek protection where it is available, and urged to resist the temptation to take the law into their own hands.

“The vast majority of Fulani are law-abiding and have rights to live lawfully wherever they can find means of subsistence.

“Like all Nigerians who can be found in every inch of Nigeria, the rights of the Fulani will not be abridged by criminals hiding behind ethnic interests to exterminate them.

“There are criminals in all ethnic groups, and the nation will be treading dangerous grounds if it continues to tolerate the demonization of entire groups over particular types of crimes.


“The forum demands the immediate arrest and prosecution of persons who are attacking Fulani and setting the country on a very dangerous path.

“The Fulani will not be ejected from any Nigerian community only on the basis of being Fulani or herding cattle within the limits of laws and regulations.

“States which seek to limit criminal activities are perfectly entitled to do so, but they must follow due process, and avoid exposing innocent citizens to danger at all cost,” the statement said.

The forum called on Northern Governors to be prepared to receive the Fulani communities if they are forcefully ejected from the south.

“If communities in parts of the country insist that the lawful Fulani is unwelcome and has no right to their security, then the Forum will advise them to relocate to the North,” the statement read.

“Northern governors should move urgently to prepare to receive Fulani communities being forcefully ejected.”


The forum appealed to Nigerians to “exercise restraint” and not to play into the hands of “people who desire to achieve dubious political goals by pitching citizens against each other”.

This is coming amidst calls for the Fulani herdsmen in some South Western and South Eastern states to vacate the area over claims that they have continuously masterminded crimes in the region.

Naijapals had earlier reported that Fulani herdsman was killed on Tuesday when a Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, stormed Ogun State to flush out ‘criminal Fulani herdsmen‘ causing insecurity in the state.


Posted: at 3-02-2021 08:35 AM (4 months ago) | Hero
- KazirLucidity at 3-02-2021 08:46 AM (4 months ago)
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Ogbolo
Posted: at 3-02-2021 08:46 AM (4 months ago) | Upcoming
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- Lisabi at 3-02-2021 08:49 AM (4 months ago)
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Is it by force?
Posted: at 3-02-2021 08:49 AM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lisabi at 3-02-2021 08:49 AM (4 months ago)
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Is it by force?
Posted: at 3-02-2021 08:49 AM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- DonRule4 at 3-02-2021 09:11 AM (4 months ago)
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I AM NOT SUPPORTING KILLING,, BUT THIS NEF SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. AFENIFERE, EZE-INDEIGBO, NIJA DELTA LEADERS, MIDDLE BELT LEADERS HAS BEEN CALLING FOR RESTRUCTURING LONG BEFORE ALL THIS. THIS GREEDY MEN DID NOTHING. GOD WILL ANSWER THEM.
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- DMG17 at 3-02-2021 09:44 AM (4 months ago)
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ON THE CONTRARY. THOSE WHO HEAVILY ARM FULANI, AND SEND THEM TO ATTACK AND KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE ALL OVER NIGERIA HAVE OBVIOUSLY set the country on a very dangerous path. IT IS A 2-WAY TRAFFIC. YOU DON'T TELL A MAN THAT YOU ARE COMING TO KILL HIM IN HIS HOUSE AND TAKE OVER HIS PROPERTY, AND YOU EXPECT HIM TO SIT DOWN AND WAIT FOR YOU. HE WILL DEFEND HIMSELF BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. IT IS A STANDARD PRACTICE.
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- fineboy77 at 3-02-2021 10:15 AM (4 months ago)
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Quote from: DMG17 on  3-02-2021 09:44 AM
ON THE CONTRARY. THOSE WHO HEAVILY ARM FULANI, AND SEND THEM TO ATTACK AND KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE ALL OVER NIGERIA HAVE OBVIOUSLY set the country on a very dangerous path. IT IS A 2-WAY TRAFFIC. YOU DON'T TELL A MAN THAT YOU ARE COMING TO KILL HIM IN HIS HOUSE AND TAKE OVER HIS PROPERTY, AND YOU EXPECT HIM TO SIT DOWN AND WAIT FOR YOU. HE WILL DEFEND HIMSELF BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. IT IS A STANDARD PRACTICE.
No mind dem. But come to think of it...,why this fulani people no dey ever vex say make dem go back and have their own country?,why are they always about 1 Nigeria?

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- Wazubia at 3-02-2021 11:51 AM (4 months ago)
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DANGEROUS KOR!,DANGEROUS NII.!!
NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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- FloJoJo at 3-02-2021 02:27 PM (4 months ago)
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Why are this people not talking about Fulani herders with AK47 and those grazing their cows on someone else's farms?
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- gogoman at 3-02-2021 03:47 PM (4 months ago)
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FULANI
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- maizaxx at 3-02-2021 08:39 PM (4 months ago)
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Moderator for my choice of words.
When there was so much qualms about Fulani herdsmen wrecking havoc on people you said nothing.
Ondo state governors statement was concise and straight forward: if you want to still remain in the reserves register with the state government.
So where was he wrong?
Stop whipping sentiments over nothing.
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