President Muhammadu Buhari IMAGE: TWITTER/BASHIR AHMAD
– Knock Stakeholders Over Long Silence On Fulani Atrocities
– Commend Sheik Gumi For Taking Action To End Criminality By Some Fulani Herdsmen
Northern senior citizens, under the aegis of Union of Northern Elders for Peace and Advancement (CNEPD), have reiterated their unflinching assistance for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress- (APC) led Federal government. They likewise attracted Nigerians to be client and believe in the Buhari government, as the president is taking steps to resolve present difficulties, especially insecurity confronting Nigeria.
This came as they berated stakeholders in the area over what they described as their long silence in the face of intolerable criminal acts by ranchers across the nation, consequently denting the area’s image.
The seniors, nevertheless, applauded prominent Islamic Scholar and preacher, Sheik Abubakar Gumi for taking strong steps, aimed at ending the threat through consultation with the perpetrators.
In a declaration signed yesterday in Abuja by the group’s National Coordinator, Engr.
They especially attracted President Buhari to consider the issue as that of nationwide importance by instantly reviewing current appointments of service chiefs to right the perceived wrong.
The statement read in part: “We are deeply worried about the wanton and brazen criminal activities of a few of our Fulani kinsmen and the shameful loud conspiracy of silence by some of our notable Northern seniors and stakeholders that ought to have risen to speak against the evil acts.
” These despicable acts by some of our kinsmen masquerading as herdsmen is extremely condemnable and we need to start to speak out against them now, if we should be taken seriously in Nigeria. The activities of a few of these criminal herders started like a joke and because we kept quiet, which revealed that we were rather supporting them, they heightened their actions, which have actually regrettably got us in this present circumstance.”
The seniors kept in mind with remorse that in every part of the nation now, Fulanis have actually been tagged as the people behind kidnappings, armed robbery, and other violent criminal offenses.
They stated: “While we should acknowledge that there may be some local collaborators, Fulanis remain the masterminds and arrowheads in the majority of criminal activities going on across the nation today. This is highly undesirable and need to be stopped now. The unhealthy drum of war that is presently raving in Nigeria, today, is primarily triggered by the insecurity perpetrated by actions of these our bros and the continued silence of our elite. Danger to peace anywhere is hazard to peace all over, and this is why we should speak out now …”
Northern elders restate assistance for Buhari, APC government
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