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 remembers that some indignant youths attacked the Fulani communities and set some homes and automobiles ablaze following their alleged complicity in kidnapping instances 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 unhealthy eggs, however we must always not generalise crimes dedicated by a couple of.
“Let the regulation enforcement companies establish the unhealthy eggs and take care of them in keeping with the legal guidelines of the land fairly than resorting to violence which is affecting the harmless ones,” Jonwuro added.
He expressed confidence within the capacity of the state police command to get to the foundation of the matter and apprehend these chargeable for the violence within the areas.
The state Police Commissioner, Mohammed Lawal Bagega, final week visited the troubled areas with a strong 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 companies, Bagega, emphasised the necessity for peaceable coexistence and cautioned individuals towards taking the legal guidelines into their palms.