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SDP chieftain condemns labelling, identifying tribes with crime

The Governorship Candidate of the Social Democratic Get together (SDP) in Cross River, Barr Eyo Ekpo has condemned the continued labelling of Fulani folks as herdsmen, bandits or referring to them by different derogatory names.

Talking with DAILY POST through telephone Ekpo lamented such name-calling, saying that crimes are dedicated in every single place together with within the south-south and different locations.

“When you ask me in regards to the state of terrorism kidnapping throughout the nation, the federal and the state governments ought to come collectively, actual fast earlier than this nation dissolves into lawlessness.

“And it has nothing to do with Fulanis or Hausas, it’s simply plain criminality and it ought to cease or be put below management, We’ve an uncommon state of affairs the place we make efforts to determine some folks with sure names.

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“It is a distraction and we can’t declare {that a} specific group is chargeable for what is going on. Terrorism, banditry, kidnapping shouldn’t be tagged on a selected group.

In line with him, It is extremely very mistaken to connect such names to a bunch, A number of the alleged crimes dedicated within the creeks of Cross River State, we don’t name them Efik pirates, we don’t name them Quas pirates or Ejagham pirates.

“We all know folks within the Niger Delta, we don’t name them Isekiri bandit, Irohbo bandit, we don’t try this. Why did we label folks as Fulani Herdsmen? Are they herdsmen, and even when they’re herdsmen, what’s the relevance to the truth that crimes are dedicated

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“When you ask me in regards to the state of terrorism, kidnapping throughout the nation that the Federal and the State Authorities ought to come collectively, actual fast earlier than this nation dissolves into lawlessness and it has nothing to do with Fulanis or Hausas. It’s simply plain criminality and it ought to cease or be put below management” he pleaded

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