Most troublesome Fulani herdsmen are not Nigerians — Police IG, Solomon Arase

Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase
Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has warned policemen against treating human lives with levity, vowing to prosecute any officer who kills innocent citizens.

Mr. Arase gave the warning in separate meetings with stakeholders and policemen in Ekiti and Ondo States on Friday.

“I want to say this that life is sacrosanct and any police taking innocent life will be charged to court for prosecution,” he said.

Speaking on the perennial conflict between farmers and cattle rearers, Mr. Arase stated that most of the herdsmen were not Nigerians who gained entrance into the country due to border porosity.

He urged the farmers to be careful and take caution in dealing with them.

He also said efforts were being made to reduce cases of kidnapping to the barest minimum.

“We are making several strategic approaches to reducing kidnapping in the country and I urge the public to divulge information on any suspicious person because the kidnappers live within us,” he said.

According to him, he was making improved welfare of the policemen a cardinal objective, as only a well motivated police force would protect the citizenry.

“I believe that if we want to change police for the better, we need to cater for men of rank and file because they are the ones at major difficult terrains,” he said.

“Within the eight months under my leadership, I have given scholarship to 325 children of these personnel.

“Also, about 36,000 of inspectors and of rank and file have been promoted under my watch.”

Mr. Arase also said 400 units of two bedroom flats built for rank and file would be commissioned in March.

He added that the expected police recruitment was delayed because of financial constraints, saying training, welfare and salaries required a lot of money.

He also called on men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force to ensure that due respect was accorded security stakeholders for effective policing.

The IGP stated that the number of police personnel in the state could not cater for security demands of citizens without the support of all concerned security stakeholders.

” I do advise our officers and men to respect the traditional rulers, religious leaders, transport workers and other groups to enable them do their job professionally,” he said.

“They should communicate with them well so that they can get useful information to curb crimes in the society.”

He admonished members of public to give timely and useful information to the police to beat crimes to the barest minimum in the state and Nigeria at large.

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  • Dazmillion

    Arase were is the police report of the forgery case at the senate?

  • evidence

    We now have  ‘ unknown fulani herdsmen ‘   Fulani herdsmen are the only Nigerians that are allowed to carry AK 47 and other sophisticated weapons in the name of protecting their cattle. They have license to kill, maim and conquer territories while the rest of us are forced to respect the rule of law. Now that their murderous leader, Buhari, is on the throne, they have become more daring and more demonic.

    • Okafor

      If they are not Nigerians what then are they doing in Nigeria? Have they work permit to work in Nigeria? Who employed them? They should be sent back to wherever they came from and their employers punished or fined. Foreigners are allowed to carry dangerous weapons freely Nigeria ,all in the name of herdsmen. How are we sure they don’t even have Permanent Voters Cards to vote in Nigeria.

    • Igwe

      Shut up before someone sends Fulani herdsmen to your village to “clean house”!

  • Igwe

    “Most troublesome Fulani herdsmen are not Nigerians” — Police IG, Solomon Arase

    Of course sir!! A majority of these ungulates masquerading as Fulani herdsmen are free-roaming goats and camels fostered on the nation by the greed of the S easterners. Some of these undesirable elements have been found as far away as the Netherlands.

    • ed

      Igwe.

  • Igwe

    Conquest has always been about extending ones influences.
    Think about war and what it truly means. Head strong head-strong individuals can not come to a compromise so they send their minions to do as much damage to their perceived enemy as possible.

    Warfare (and every single offense you can think of) emanates from the very thing that makes humans hold their heads up high when it comes to differentiating between species in the animal kingdom.

    Warfare stems from our ability to recognize self as such!
    The minute you recognize yourself as such, you also implicitly recognize those outside there as non-self!

  • ed

    The level of insecurity in Nigeria can be measured by the statement of our IGP. We’re living in country were Fulani’s herdsmen from another planet come and go at will, with AK 47 to kill and rape Nigerian. Inspector General of Police had assured us that they’re mostly invaders of which he’s helplessly incapable to put an end to.