Northern Governors Warn Nigerians To Stop Labelling Fulani People As Criminal
SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 (THEWILL) – The Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, has decried the labelling of perpetrators of violent crimes across the country as Fulani people, stressing that it was an insult to identify criminals as Fulani.
Governors of the 19 Northern States, who rose from their meeting on Friday evening at the Government House in Kaduna, however condemned the recent slaughter of Nimbo people in Uzo Uwani LGA of Enugu State.
Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the NSGF Chiarman and Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima said, “We want to unequivocally condemn the recent killings in Enugu and other parts of the country.
“But we equally condemn the politicisation or permit me, the ‘ethinicisation’ of the whole crisis. It goes beyond Fulani. If anything happens, they say Fulani herdsmen, to me it is an insult.
“Kidnapping in this country originated in the South-east, where do they call Igbo kidnappers? We have a great national challenge and we want to call on all and sundry to come and let us solve our common challenges as a people. The blood of paternity that binds us together supersedes whatever differences that might divide us,” he stressed.
While also condemning the Agatu killings, the NSGF Chairman, charged the media to avoid sensationalism and rather harp on issues that bind the country Nigerians together.