Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu reacts to Governor’s Nasil El-rufai’s admission of the unlawful crimes being perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen in the country.
The Kaduna State Governor, during an interview with BBC Hausa, had told the Fulani herdsmen who are involved in banditry to kill without mercy because they do not have faith in religion.
“…We cannot negotiate [with bandits]. Eliminating them is the only solution to banditry,” El-Rufai said in reaction to an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi’s move to persuade the criminals to drop arms.
“I never believed that a Fulani herdsman who ventured into banditry and is collecting millions of Naira as ransom would repent. I spoke to Dr. Gumi, who is my friend; I explained that the majority of these bandits don’t believe in the religion. That is why they kill mercilessly.
“Anybody who thinks a Fulani herdsman that was used to only getting N100,000 in a year, after selling a cow, but now is getting millions through kidnapping for ransom will stop is only wasting his time,” El-Rufai said.
Reacting to the admission, Nnamdi Kanu tweeted, “@elrufai a Fulani admitting that those perpetrating kidnapping in Nigeria are Fulani. But when we use the exact same term to describe Fulani terrorists, we are accused of ethnic profiling.
“Mind you; this same El-Rufai admitted paying killer herdsmen to stop attacks on Kaduna residents.”
The IPOB, in further tweets, stated that the entitlement mentality of the North caused the 1966 civil war. He further warned the nation that it’s most likely to enter another if precautions are not taken.
“NIGERIA was doomed from the start when control of the nation was ceded to those with a medieval mindset.
“It created an entitlement mentality that triggered a Civil War & is now threatening another. Trust me; the War shall come, sooner than later, unless Nigeria is divided NOW!” He added.