The Sultan of Sokoto, HRH Muhammadu Sa’advert Abubakar III has faulted the criminalization of the Fulani ethnic group as a consequence of some assaults carried out by some individuals alleged to be from the tribe.
Talking at a gathering of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Affiliation (MACBAN) in Abuja on Friday January 29, the Sultan who’s the Chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT) of MACBAN, stated whereas there are some Fulanis who have interaction in criminality like different tribes and ethnic teams who additionally have interaction in several acts of criminalities, it’s fallacious to tag all Fulanis as criminals or utilizing ‘Fulanis herdsmen felony’ to elucidate developments.
Admitting that seven out of each 10 kidnappers arrested turn into Fulanis, the Sultan insisted that they carried out the assault with the assistance of individuals of different ethnic inventory.
“I’m a Fulani and I’m not a nasty man. I’m additionally not a felony. These engaged in a single types of crimes or one other are throughout the nation. it’s not correct to discuss with any tribe to explain the crime perpetrated by people.
“For instance after they collected N10m the place and the way do you spend this quantity within the bush? The cash is again within the metropolis, I’ve informed the Inspector Basic of police to examine this, we aren’t saying Fulanis are usually not a part of the kidnappings as talked about by the Secretary of Miyetti Allah, seven to eight kidnappers arrested are Fulanis, however that doesn’t imply ever Fulani is a felony, no they aren’t.
“We should put arms collectively to carry an finish to this downside. We’re going to strategy the President to speak to our West African neighbours the place we’ve Fulanis like Senegal, Niger Republic Guinea and Mali, to assist us, as a result of most of those bandit cross from neighbouring international locations performed their felony act and run again.”