Stop Bloodletting By Fulani Herdsmen, ADP Urges Buhari

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The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently rise up and tackle the activities of some Fulani militias engaged in the reckless murder of Nigerians in states like Ondo, Benue, Southern Kaduna and others.

This was contained in a statement issued by the party’s spokesman for Lagos, Adelaja Adeoye, who said that “the heinous crimes being perpetrated by these gangs are very inhuman and totally unacceptable.”

ADP tasked the president to stop commiserating with the families of those killed alone and rise to the occasion to nip this menace in the bud. The party said it believes that justice for those killed will bring about some closure for their families.

The party also said that the president has been sentimental to this issue for so long and that this is not the attitude that citizens expect from the Commander-in-Chief who swore to protect the lives and property of the Nigerian people.

“The security of lives and property of all Nigerians irrespective of their place of abode is the primary concern of government,” Mr. Adelaja said. He added that the gory pictures and stories associated with these Fulani herdsmen killings are unimaginable and very worrisome.

ADP also said that the Abuja Kaduna highway and other spots have become flashpoints for kidnappers, urging the police to intensify efforts through added intelligence as regards curbing kidnapping around the country.

In the same vein, the party commended the police for the successes recorded so far in busting kidnapper gangs around the country and also commended the Lagos police command for their achievements in the fight against the dreaded “Badoo” cultists who have sent many people to their early graves.

The party urged President Buhari to make security matters a top priority.


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  • Yego V

    Nigerians should come to grips with the fact that Buhari’s loyalty is to his Fulani tribesmen. Being Nigerian is secondary.

    • newday

      operation love for the murderous herdsmen and operation python for constitutional Kanu

  • thusspokez

    The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently rise up and tackle the activities of some Fulani militias engaged in the reckless murder of Nigerians in states like Ondo, Benue, Southern Kaduna and others.

    The only solution is for these victim communities to stop being pusillanimous and fight back. The Fulanis make up about 4% of the Nigerian population. They continue their intimidation because other communities tolerate them.

    I also don’t know when the Hausas will finally wake from their long slumber and realise how the Fulanis are using them as ‘human shield’. Without the Hausas submissiveness and subservience to the Fulanis, the latter would be just another weak minority group in Nigeria.

    • So oju abe niko

      I don’t think victims everywhere fold their arms and let Fulani walk over them. The issues are: the security forces of every kind have been psychologically trained to see Fulani as a privileged class, slightly above the law – they are not to be messed with except in extreme circumstances. The security forces will generally look away when Fulani strikes. However when the locals or the farmers retaliate, the security intervenes – and guess who faces the wrath of the law.
      You may also ask, why do the security forces always give Fulani a pass – careers can be jeopardized when an officer is perceived to be acting against Fulani.

      Your point on the Hausas are on the mark. There needs to be a psychological shift on that front. Fulani represent over 90% traditional institutions in the NW, and at least 80% of the political institutions and top government positions. In contrast, Hausas constitute over 2/3 population while Fulani accounts for less than 1/4 of the population. Until the Hausas can make a shift in psychology to see Fulanis as equal, nothing will change. The rest of Nigeria can help by refusing to use the term Hausa/Fulani because it benefits just the Fulanis. In our discourse, we should always distinguish between Hausas and Fulanis.

      • thusspokez

        Lastly, the major groups in Nigeria really need to acknowledge, respect and study Fulani political savviness

        Fulani saviness is predominately with the Hausa who have allowed the former to use them.
        But it is rather arrogant of you to demand that one or more groups should respect another group. Heaven forfend that Fulanis should be given more respect. The Huasas gave the Fulanis too much respect and look where that got them.

        Africans, all over the world (South America, West Indies, North America, Africa, and Europe) had fought to free themselves from subjugation except the Hausas. Obviously, this weakness has embolden some Fulanis and given them the illusion that they can do the same with other ethnic groups.

        Of course, some ethnic groups in Nigeria are known for their cowardice, but many others are known for standing up to anyone. You only need to look into their histories to see how many wars they have fought over the centuries and before the creation of Nigeria –- wars with their neighbours and invaders from distant lands. Let’s hope, for the sake of one Nigeria, that the Fulanis stay away from these other headstrong ethnic groups.

  • Bassey Frank

    He has heard you. Nonsense.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The Fulani menace is at its apex today because because the President himself is a Fulani and he has made sure that the top positions in national security are occupied by his people, he has also removed the SE and sidelined the SS marginally living the country at the mercy of the Fulani.

    THE FULANI HERDSMEN CAN KILL FROM NORTH TO SOUTH AND THOSE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURITY WILL REMAIN DOCILE BECAUSE THE NEPOTISM OF THE PRESENT SYSTEM HAS MADE SURE THAT FULANIS WILL IGNORE THEIR PEOPLE AS LONG AS BUHARI REMAINS IN OFFICE. THIS IS EXACTLY ONE REASON WHY A RESTRUCTURE OF THE SYSTEM IS A MUST.

  • ott

    Major Gideon Orkar was a visionary, he attempted to excise the Northern States out of the federation & if he had succeeded many lives would have been saved.Major Orkar decided that this was best way forward years before the emergence of Fulani herdsmen. The Fulani herdsmen will continue to kill because they are protected by the state & work hand in glove with the DSS.

    Those who doubt these claims should ask themselves where they get the sophisticated weaponry from & how they are able to sack one community after another.The weapons are supplied by Myetti Allah through their military contacts & military personnel who are embedded with the herdsmen plan & lead the attacks

    The Governor should be impeached for dereliction of duty.He has failed to protect his people & should face a vote of no confidence.The Tiv people were the backbone of the Nigerian military so why is it so hard for them to organize and defend their communities.This is the future of Nigeria,land grabs & ethnic cleansing.This is child’s play compared to what will happen if President Buhari is re-elected.These attacks will get worse because it is part of the Northern jihadist agenda.People are being killed all over Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen without arrest or prosecution.

    Their apologists will claim that they are foreign which is hogwash.They are locals & are foot soldiers for a Northern jihadist agenda.This group is ranked the world’s 4th most deadliest terrorist group but is not a security threat in Nigeria.The so called security experts that spew nonsense on TV about porous borders are deluding themselves.The killers are local Fulanis armed & funded by the Northern elite.

    Cattle rearing is a private business & the fat cat Northern elite should provide ranches for their cattle.They have no right to graze on land that does not belong to them & to terrorize the native populace.

    Why is General Gowon quiet on this issue? Is this the one Nigeria he fought for ? Is it worth the genocide of his own people?

    All the notable big mouths like ex President Obasanjo, General Danjuma & the so called human rights activists have been silent on this matter.However,they are self opinionated when the issue of Niger Delta or Biafra is mentioned.

    The Tiv people fought with distinction for One Nigeria & should be able to organize & defend themselves from these Fulani savages.There is no point in wallowing in self pity & expecting miracles.The Fulani covet your land & has declared war on Benue. Defend your land & dump the imbecilic governor.

  • ott

    This is a summary of the actions of these mere criminals
    July 2012: Senator Gyang Dantong and the Majority Leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Gyang Fulani were killed while attending the mass burial of about 50 victims of attack by Fulani herdsmen on villages in Barkin Ladi and Riyom local government areas of the state. The two lawmakers were reportedly gunned down at Maseh village in Riyom LGA, where over 50 victims of the attack were being buried. The gunmen reportedly stormed the venue and opened fire on those present, causing more deaths.
    March 2014: Gabriel Suswam, former governor of Benue State, narrowly escaped death, when his convoy was ambushed by suspected Fulani mercenaries, who engaged his security men in a gun duel at Tee-Akanyi village, Guma local government area of Benue state. Suswam, while addressing the community lamented the endless attacks on the people of the state by Fulani herdsmen.
    April 2015: Attack on Galadima village, Zamfara State by Fulani herdsmen led to the death of about 30 persons. Another attack by the group, led to the death of 200 persons in the state. It was gathered that the attackers numbering over 70, swooped on the villagers who were at a meeting to discuss the security situation in the area.
    Farmers and villagers in Imo State also have gory tales to tell. Emotions ran high when scores of angry youths of Irete Community in the state, blocked the ever-busy Owerri-Onitsha dual carriageway to protest the damnable activities of Fulani herdsmen in their community.
    June 2015:Fulani herdsmen attacked Motokun village, Patigi Local Government Area, Kwara State. The Oro-Ago community in Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state was also attacked.
    Fulani herdsmen attacked Ninji and Ropp villages in Plateau State and killed 27 persons. Also, the same group reportedly murdered about 70 Christians.
    September 2015: An attack by some Fulani herdsmen on the community of Onitsha Ukwuani in Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State left about three persons dead. According to report, trouble erupted when the herdsmen allowed their cattle to stray into the community farmlands, destroying a lot of crops in the process, in an attempt to protect their farmlands from the suspected herdsmen, the three villagers were killed. Similar attack was carried out against Oghonogbo community, a boundary between Edo and Delta State.
    A middle-aged woman was raped and subsequently killed by three Fulani herdsmen in Edo state. The woman was accosted by the suspects while returning from farm at Odighi village in Ovia North East Local Government alongside her 18-year-old son. The son was said to have escaped, while she was caught and raped to death.
    November 2015: The herdsmen invaded Ulaja and Ojeh communities in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State and killed about 22 men and women who were either on their way to the farm or already in the farm. Similar attack was witnessed in Abejukolo, headquarters of Omala Local Government Area when Fulani herdsmen hacked a couple on their way to the farm down.
    The Fulani herdsmen kidnapped Olu Falae, National Chairman, Social Democratic Party (SDP) who was Secretary to the Government of the Federation on his 77th birthday by Fulani herdsmen. The police reportedly rescued Falae after paying a ransom of money, although Solomon Arase, the Inspector General of Police, denied the ransom.
    January 2016: Many people were killed and others wounded as Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of the day unleashed terror on three communities in Jire Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The marauding herdsmen were said to have attacked Ko, Gereng and Ndikajam communities at about 3.30 amshooting sporadically. The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Vunokilang Police Station in Girei Local Government Area was among those killed in the attack.
    February 2016: About 10 persons were reportedly killed in Tom-Anyiin, Tom-Ataan, Mbaya and Tombu in the Buruku Local Government Area of the state by Fulani herdsmen.
    David Mark, former Senate President escaped attack when well-armed Fulani herdsmen shot at his convoy during a visit to gauge the amount of damage meted on Agatu Local Government Area by the same Fulani people.
    Six traditional rulers in Ijebu-Igbo,Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State, raised the alarm over the alleged destruction of farmlands and the rape of women by Fulani herdsmen in the area. The monarchs said activities of the herdsmen and their cattle posed serious threat to security in the area.
    While the Ijebus were lamenting the rape of their women by Fulani herdsmen, the people of Uzo-Uwani in Enugu State were thrown into mourning on the same day when Fulani herdsmen invaded the community killing two people while 19 were declared missing. The herdsmen had earlier struck and killed an 85-year-old Tagbo Oguejiofor in Udi Local Government Area of the state. Oguejiofor was working on his farm at Oma Eke in Udi when the suspected herdsmen attacked and killed him.
    March 2016: Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked some villages in Agatu area of Benue State, killing no fewer than 50 persons. This attack came few days after President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the setting up of a panel to find out the root cause of the attacks and proffer a lasting solution. This happened barely a week after more than 100 people were killed in the same community and security meeting held by governors of both Benue and Nasarawa stat