President of Fulani socio-cultural association, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bello Abdullahi Bodejo, has condemned the labelling of the Fulani herdsmen as criminals.
He alleged that the name-calling was being instigated by some politicians and enemies of the Fulani to blackmail the ethnic nationality and cause unnecessary confusion. Bodejo, who spoke last weekend in Bauchi, said all forms of criminal activities, such as kidnapping, armed robbery shown on social media, were designed to paint the Fulani in bad light.
The association president noted that the incessant farmers and herders clashes were politicised, saying the misunderstandings between the two groups were age-longed. According to him, they have the traditional ways of resolving the issues.
He said: “You will see someone taking pictures from accident scenes and before you know, he would post them on social media, claiming Fulani herdsmen are responsible for the killings. It’s unfortunate.”
Source: Linda Ikeji