Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed says he has no apologies for kicking towards the profiling of the Fulani tribe as criminals.
Governor Mohammed stated this on the official launching of the 2020/2021 annual livestock vaccination marketing campaign held on the Galambi Cattle Ranch in Bauchi.
Mohammed stated no tribe or group in Nigeria was free from criminality, including that labelling a selected tribe with crime was unfair which was able to resulting in disunity within the nation.
“We kicked towards the profiling of the Fulanis as killers and kidnappers. Now we have no apology for what we have now finished as a result of what we have now finished is to say the reality, that there isn’t a tribe or group that’s free from criminality.
“We aren’t saying that to spite anyone or spark pointless controversy; we have now made our level.
“Nigerians throughout the board have mentioned it and I’m completely satisfied to say that from all indications, the vast majority of smart Nigerians have appreciated what we have now stated and that’s the level.
“I’ll, due to this fact, not point out something of this matter for worry that controversy will escalate. I’ll take heed to voices of reasoning and hold quiet about it.”
The governor submitted that the Fulani folks had over time made sacrifices of their nomadic and pastoral life, noting that the protein wants of Nigerians by the availability of beef wouldn’t have been obtainable with out the pastoralists.
He, nonetheless, tasked Fulani communities throughout the nation to make sure their folks stay law-abiding and eschew crime and criminality, including that they need to be sure that they expose the unhealthy ones amongst them.
“I’m calling on our brothers, the Fulanis to make sure that they make their communities freed from criminality
“In as a lot as we are going to defend them that they can’t be profiled badly, they need to make efforts to point out that almost all of them are good residents, contributing positively to the expansion and growth of Nigeria,” the governor warned.