Renowned Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, stated that the fulani herdsmen are militants fighting for ethnic survival.
The cleric made this statement known while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, adding that the herdsmen are not Bandits but they are Nigerians.
He said, “It is a complex issue. It is an ethnic war and the solution is dialogue and teaching them Islam. To them, they are talking about an ethnic existence.”
“They are Nigerians. I hate to call them bandits. They are militants fighting for ethnic survival. They want to defend themselves. If there is peace, you will not see such things as banditry, kidnapping among others.
“If you are talking about victims, they have more victims on their side than others. To them, they are fighting a war of existence. If you have seen them (herdsmen), you will discover they have nothing like civilization other than the guns they are carrying.
“We are trying to talk to them to drop their guns. There are peace processes ongoing and they are ready to put down their arms. They are not killing people; they are just engaged in ethnic revenge. The Fulani herdsmen are victims of military excesses. The armed herdsmen are kidnapping to make money.”
“When bandits go to a Fulani village, they go in groups and ransack the village just to revenge. It is a form of revenge. It is not because of criminality, it is ethnic revenge.”
Things to know about Late chad’s president Idriss Deby Itno
After thirty years in power Chad’s president had died. He died on the battlefield after postponing his victory speech as a newly elected president to meet with his soldiers at the battlefield.
Below are things you should know about him.
• He was born on june 18, 1952
•He was a herder’s son from Zaghwa ethnic group
• He was trained as a pilot in France
•After returning to the country he waa made army chief by former president Hissene Habre
• He fled the country to Sudan after he fell out with his boss who accused him of plotting a coup
Sanwo-Olu honours cop assaulted by traffic violator
Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday honored a policemen Asp Sunday Erhabor attached to the Rapid response squad of the state police command.
The cop was assaulted by one victor Ebhomenyen who drove against traffic in Oniru in the Victoria Island area of the State.
Sunday was presented with a stats plague as a mark of honor and prestige to appreciate his commitment to promoting core values of modern policing and protection of fundamental human rights.
Sunday had been attacked by the Suspect and his friend who is now at large after he confronted the for driving against traffic at Four point Hotel, Oniru Victoria Island
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A total of 144 police officers from Nigeria have arrived in Somalia to boost Stabilization efforts in the country according to the African union mission.
AMISON police operations coordinator Daniel Ali Gwambal said they are there to to support the Somalis and at the same time to mentor the Somali police force.
They are to perform specific duties like regular patrols at check point, guard static duties and other duties that involve general policing he added
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