ThE the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos and Chairman, Association of Fulani Chiefs in the South West, Alhaji Mohammed Bambado said Fulani people should not be accused of killings in the country.
8-year-old Fulani boy Suleiman Yusuf drinks milk from a cow belonging to his father cattle near his family’s house at Kachia Grazing Reserve, Kaduna State, Nigeria, on April 16, 2019.
Kachia Grazing Reserve is an area set aside for the use of Fulani pastoralist and it is intended to be the foci of livestock development.
The purpose for the grazing reserves is the settlement of nomadic pastoralists and inducement to sedentarisation through the provision of land for grazing and permanent water as way to avoid conflict.
This came as pan-Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere and the Yoruba Council of Elders, YCE, Monday, lampooned National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Tinubu over his statement that herdsmen should not be stigmatized in the country.
Tinubu, while commiserating with Pa Reuben Fasoranti over the death of his daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunri had said it was wrong to blame kidnappings and deaths on the herdsmen.
The remarks, however, elicited angry reactions from Afenifere and YCE who warned the former Lagos State governor not to water down the seriousness of Fulani invasion in the South West.