Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Other Tribes Also Rear Cows, Not Only Fulani – Sultan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, on Monday, in Enugu, reiterated that the Fulani were not responsible for herdsmen attacks in different parts of the country, noting that it was wrong to attribute all herdsmen-related attacks to the Fulani.

According to him, other tribes in the country also rear cows

The monarch said, “If anybody commits any crime, he should be given his real name, which is a criminal, whether he is Hausa, Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo or Ibibio.

“It is not only the Fulani that are herdsmen; there are herdsmen from other ethnic groups in the country.”

He maintained that those who commit crimes in the guise of cattle rearing should be described as criminals and not as Fulani herdsmen.

The Sultan said, “The Fulani have been living in peace with the people in the communities where they rear their cattle, will they wake up one day and start attacking and killing these people? It is not possible. Something must be wrong somewhere.

“We (the Fulani) will never support killing. I want to tell you that the Fulani people cannot do that. Until we give these killers their real name, which is criminal, we will not overcome the security challenges we have.”

The Sultan added that Nigerians should come together to tackle all the challenges confronting the country.

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