The coalition of Northern groups has urged President
Muhammadu Buhari to stop state governors from the South-East region over
their recent decision said to be against herdsmen in the region.
recent decision of the state governors to restrict the movement of cows
into the region by foot is one of the measures faulted by the Northern
groups whose 30-day ultimatum, for the implementation of Rural Grazing
Areas (RUGA) nationwide, is yet to expire.
In a statement signed
by its spokesman, Mr Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in Abuja on Thursday, the
group urged the federal government to urgently halt the forceful
ejection of pastoralists in Southern part of the country.
Mr Suleiman said the decision of the governors is currently building tension among citizens of Fulani extraction.
are not impressed by the patronizing and insulting attempt to divide
Fulani people and Nigerians by leaders who do not appear to understand
the implications of their decisions,” the group said.
here whether other Nigerians should now arrogate to themselves powers to
decide which chemists in the North sell drugs or which business men are
making money manufacturing spare parts in the North.
Northern Governors assume responsibility for expelling persons from
particular ethnic groups that are clearly involved in criminal
activities, or designing difficult and impossible conditions for others
from these groups which will make it impossible for them to operate?
The group urged security agencies to urgently check
the escalation of hate-inducing comments by some Southern based
political, cultural and religious leaders aiming at endangering the
Fulani people rendering them object of indiscriminate attacks.
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