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Published January 29, 2021
Tukur Muntari , Kano
THE former governor of Jigawa State , Alhaji Sule Lamido, has said that the unfortunate hatred and attacks on Fulani ( herders) in Nigeria was as a result of the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to govern the country well .
Lamido, who was a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, made the remark while speaking with newsmen in Kano on Thursday .
He lamented that “ Nigerians after putting in their trust in President Muhammad Buhari, a Fulani head , he has woefully failed to protect and provide good governance for them .
“ That today, Nigerians are so blindfolded on the hatred and apparent dislike of Fulani because President Buhari’ s misgovernance , forgetting that not all Fulani even voted for him or like him .”
He added , “ You can see that myself as a Fulani, I didn’t vote for Buhari and our parties are completely different , but at the same time , the Yoruba in Tinubu , the Igbo in Ngige and the South -South in Ameachi , were the ones who firmly stood behind him to win the election , not even the Fulanis .
“ I expected Bola Tinubu , Rotimi Ameachi and the likes of Ngige to come out and frankly speak in protections of the Fulani because they are behind the election of Buhari who is a Fulani head and who also benefited immensely from his government not even the Herders , who are today being persecuted.
“ But their criminal silence in the face of the horrible attacks on Fulani after benefitTing jointly in the government led by a Fulani figurehead , is worrisome and something like a betrayal of trust to the President and his kinsmen , ” Lamido said .
According to him , “ Fulani Herders are very peaceful and enterprising people who pursue nature and live by the nature. They are never violent ; it is not fair because Buhari failed and all other Fulanis should be castigated. ”
He said, “ Today, the northerners and the entire Fulani race are not in peace even in the North . The insecurity and the killings plus kidnappings created by the APC -led Buhari regime have affected everyone . So, to bully them and see them as Nigeria problems is adding dangerous salt to their injuries ” .