“It is an insult”: Northern Governors lash out as #FulaniHerdsmen goes ethnic


Northern Governors have described as ‘an insult’, the ethinicisation of attacks being carried out by herdsmen around the country.

The 19 governors held a meeting in Kaduna on Friday, where they noted that it was out of place to label all criminals as Fulani.

Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of Borno State, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, said the crisis goes beyond Fulani, and as such, the country must collectively work towards a solution.

“We want to unequivocally condemn the recent killings in Enugu and other parts of the country. But we equally condemn the politicization 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 Southeast, were they called 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, because the blood of paternity that binds us together supersedes whatever differences that might divide us.

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