Thursday, 5 May 2016

Herdsmen Attacks: Northern senators warn govs, other leaders from making inflammatory statements

The Northern Senators caucus in the Senate have called for caution in attributing the attacks carried out by some herdsmen as attacks carried out by Fulani herdsmen. Rising from a meeting in Abuja yesterday May 4th, the group described as unfortunate the general attribution of these attacks to a particular tribe in the North.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Chairman, Northern Senators’ Forum, Senator Abdullahi Adamu said the call for caution against making inflammatory statements includes Governors. He said we will not have a country if herdsmen are asked to leave every community
“It is for all Nigerians. A governor is a community leader. The only difference is that he has a label called governor. If you don’t mind, in recent times, it started with the West when elder statesman, Chief Olu Falae, had some very nasty experience. It was attributed at the time to Fulani herdsmen. At the end, those people were apprehended and they were not Fulanis. This thing has been going on in virtually all parts of the country today. If we now say that everybody should rise and say herdsmen should leave, we will not have a country.”he said

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