HRH Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto has described the Fulanis as the dominant ethnic group with the most kidnappers in NIgeria.
The First Class Monarch made this revelation, yesterday, at the meeting of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
In his speech, the monarch said that seven out of ten arrested kidnappers in Nigeria are Fulani. However, he noted that it was wrong to criminalise all Fulani Herdsmen because of the bad eggs among them.
He remarked that he is a Fulani himself and he is not a bad man neither is he a criminal. For him, the Fulanis engaged in one form of crime or the other are across the country. This, it is not proper to classify all Fulanis as criminals.
The Sultan, however, mentioned that all hands should be on deck in order to resolve this problem. He brought up the idea of partnering with the Presidents of other West African neighbours where Fulanis are dominant like Senegal, Niger Republic, Guinea and Mali in other to stop them from crossing over to Nigeria to perpetrate their criminal activities.
Thank God for honest men like the Sultan of Sokoto who always stand on the path of truth. Goodness shall never elude them.
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