On the killing of Fu­lani in Nasarawa

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan

Dear Idris, your write-up is bi­ased, lopsided and sen­ti­men­tal. If Bola Ige re­ferred to them as the Tut­sis of Nigeria, I be­lieve it’s sim­ply be­cause they are mi­nor­ity in such places where they want to im­pose their de­sires, such as us­ing peas­ants’ crops as pas­ture for their cat­tle. Most re­cently, the Fu­la­nis have sacked com­mu­ni­ties where they are no longer wel­comed and I am sure you have read about that. The atroc­i­ties they have com­mit­ted in di­verse places in this coun­try are still very fresh in our minds. You call on all to raise their voice against the govern­ment for the lives of the poor no­mads killed in cold blood, but did you do the same for Beroms, the Tivs etc. Note, how­ever, that I am not in sup­port of the killing nei­ther am I in sup­port of any killing, be it for jus­tice, vengeance or what­so­ever. Be open-minded when you write; do not only speak when it hurts you, speak when it hurts oth­ers so that it can be quelled be­fore it gets to you.



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