Those at­tribut­ing killings to us are black­mail­ers — Fu­lani

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Maryam Ah­madu-Suka, Kaduna

The pa­tron of all Fu­lani groups in Nige­ria, Ibrahim Dan­girka, has de­scribed those at­tribut­ing the killings in Zam­fara, Taraba, Kaduna and Benue States to the Fu­lani race as black­mail­ers.

Speak­ing week­end at a meet­ing of the Ardo’s (Fu­lani chiefs) Fo­rum in Kaduna, he said there are over 53 Fu­lani tribes, stress­ing that real Fu­lani men “do not know how to op­er­ate AK 47 ri­fle be­cause they only carry sticks to con­trol their cat­tle.

“It’s all lies be­cause a Fu­lani man knows noth­ing apart from his stick. Who teaches a Fu­lani man to go and op­er­ate AK 47 to kill peo­ple in those states; which Fu­lani can use AK 47 and do you think us­ing it is easy.

“It is not easy to use AK 47 and those at­tribut­ing such killings to Fu­lani are black­mail­ers and liars and we do not be­lieve it.

“Let the gov­ern­ment do some­thing about it so as to know the real tribes be­hind it but cer­tainly not Fu­la­nis. We equally want to live in peace be­cause no­body is happy with the hap­pen­ing in the north and Nige­ria, those us­ing guns are also rustling the Fu­lani cows too,” he said.

Not­ing that there is no tribe in Nige­ria that does not have bad eggs, he de­cried the tag­ging of Fu­lani as crim­i­nals and called on the gov­ern­ment to find a way ofý iden­ti­fy­ing those re­spon­si­ble for killings and kid­nap­ping.

Also, Sec­re­tary of the Ardo Fo­rum in Kaduna, Dr Ibrahim Ab­dul­lahi, said the group was sen­si­tiz­ing its mem­bers on the need to ed­u­cate Fu­lani on the im­por­tance of us­ing their Per­ma­nent Voter’s to elect lead­ers of their choice.

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