A bunch, Gan-Allah Fulani Growth Affiliation of Nigeria, GAFDAN, Kwara State chapter, has condemned the violence ignited in Fulani communities in Oke-Ero and Omu-Aran cities in Kwara state final week.
In a cellphone chat with DAILY POST in Ilorin on Sunday, chairman of the affiliation, Alhaji Ali Mohammed Jonwuro, described the unwarranted assaults on Fulanis as unacceptable.
DAILY POST recollects that some indignant youths attacked the Fulani communities and set some homes and autos ablaze following their alleged complicity in kidnapping circumstances within the Oke-Ero and Omu-Aran cities.
Some suspects together with the alleged kidnap kingpin, Ramoni, stated to be a Fulani, and one Bunmi, an indigene of Odo Owa city, have been arrested and handed over to the police at Omu-Aran space command workplace.
Nevertheless, GAFDAN chairman, in defence of harmless Fulanis, stated ” not all Fulanis are criminals.
“In each society, there are good and dangerous eggs, however we should always not generalise crimes dedicated by a number of.
“Let the regulation enforcement businesses determine the dangerous eggs and take care of them in accordance with the legal guidelines of the land somewhat than resorting to violence which is affecting the harmless ones,” Jonwuro added.
He expressed confidence within the capability of the state police command to get to the basis of the matter and apprehend these accountable for the violence within the areas.
The state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Lawal Bagega, final week visited the troubled areas with a robust delegation of officers within the command, the place he warned youths towards jungle justice on suspects or property.
Bagega, stated anybody caught and arrested can be made to face the complete weight of the regulation.
On the assembly held at Omu-Aran with conventional rulers of the three affected native authorities areas, safety stakeholders, vigilante teams, skilled hunters and sister safety businesses, Bagega, emphasised the necessity for peaceable coexistence and cautioned individuals towards taking the legal guidelines into their palms.