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Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Midgut(m): 8:45am On Jan 14
The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, says he personally gave the Federal Government pictures of 800 Fulani herdsmen and their families that were killed in Taraba State last year but the government had yet to take action.

He added that the killings in the Middle Belt were being perpetrated by both the herdsmen and the locals, stressing that the murder of the herdsmen was not being accurately reported thereby presenting a false narrative of ‘one-sided killings’.

Sanusi said this during an interview with Sunday PUNCH on Saturday.

The emir said, “Some months ago in Mambilla, in one weekend, over 800 Fulani were murdered by Mambilla militias. The papers did not even go there to cover the story. Most of those wiped out were women, infants and the elderly.

“In one case, a pregnant woman was killed, her stomach was ripped open and the baby was brought out and slaughtered. I personally handed over to the Federal Government a dossier with the names and pictures of the 800 or so people slaughtered as well as the names and addresses of persons known to have participated in these acts of ethnic cleansing.

“Nothing has happened. I also ensured that authorities received video and audio evidence of senior politicians in Taraba State, who were involved in this act of genocide. No one has been arrested. Fulanis were also murdered in Kajuru and Numan.

“In many of these cases it was not about conflict but militias raiding settlements to kill women and children, and then later, attacking herdsmen and slaughtering them and their cattle.”

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria condoled with the people of Benue State over the recent killing of over 70 persons but rubbished reports that the attacks were part of a ploy by the Fulani to take over parts of Nigeria.


He attributed the killings and reprisals to the failure of government and security agencies.

“The point I am making is that we are living in a country that has failed to protect the lives of people on all sides and bring culprits to book. Also in the case of the Fulani, there is a deliberate attempt to ‘ethnicise’ criminality, and politicians, who are total failures, have found the anti-Fulani rhetoric to be the way to get popularity,” he said.

The monarch said as far as perpetrators continued to get away with the dastardly acts, they would remain emboldened to continue to kill.

Sanusi alleged that in Taraba State for instance, one of the officials that took part in the killing of Fulani had been given an appointment by the state government.

He added, “The Sultan of Sokoto, the Lamido of Adamawa and I have been quietly speaking to top security personnel for months; telling them that the failure to provide justice and the clear involvement of political leaders in genocide, especially in Taraba, is causing anxiety.

“The case of Taraba is particularly bad. In the days of (President Olusegun) Obasanjo, an act of cleansing, similar to the recent one, happened. A politician, who was identified by an investigative panel as a key man behind the genocide, was simply appointed state attorney general by Governor Danbaba Suntai and he made sure no one was called to account.

“In the recent genocide, a top local government official, on whom there was evidence of involvement was removed, then given a political appointment in Jalingo in the Governor’s Office.”

Asked whether the anti-grazing law in Benue State is the right approach, the monarch said he shared the view of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State that the law was divisive and unfair to the Fulani herdsmen.

Sanusi said the law deepened the indigene/settler dichotomy and made the herdsmen feel isolated.

The monarch added that he had appealed to the Taraba State governor to delay the implementation of the law in the state but all his pleas had fallen on deaf ears.

The emir stated, “I fully support all efforts to attract investment into cattle rearing. This is global best practice. Capital is put into development of ranches and grazing areas, herdsmen settle. Their cattle are healthier and fatter, they sell milk and milk products and beef, their children go to school and they are economically much better off.

“This is what we all want. But in Benue and Taraba, the approach has not been one of including and supporting and regulating herdsmen but of isolation and hate. I am happy Governor Lalong of Plateau has publicly stated that he advised Governor Ortom of Benue to tread carefully.

“I can confirm that I personally spoke to Governor Darius Ishaku before his public hearings on his law and begged him to slow down until he has worked out proper implementation but he refused.”

The former CBN governor admitted that he was one of the patrons of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria.

He said the Sultan of Sokoto, the Emir of Katsina, the Emir of Zazzau and the Lamido of Adamawa were also patrons of MACBAN.

Sanusi, therefore, stated that the group was not a violent one.

He said, “As I understand it when Miyetti Allah was first set up, they requested a few Fulani emirs to be their patrons in their capacity as emirs. The first grand patron was Sultan Abubakar III and he was replaced by successive sultans – Dasuki, Maccido and Saad Abubakar now.

“Other patrons were emir of Kano, Lamido of Adamawa and emirs of Zazzau and Katsina, I believe. So, my predecessor was a patron and on my ascension to the throne, I became a patron. This is all nominal.

“To the best of my knowledge, Miyetti Allah has never been involved in acts of violence and has always condemned violence and called on its members to eschew violence.

“It is, however, committed to protecting the fundamental rights of herdsmen as Nigerians including constitutional right to freedom of movement and the ownership of private wealth and peaceful conduct of their business.”

The emir added that the effects of desertification had led to an increase in competition for resources.

The monarch, therefore, described allegations that Fulani wanted to take over Nigeria as a ‘daft argument’.

Sanusi stated, “Grazing routes have been taken way by politicians. We have demographic implosion in the North, desertification, reduction in water reserves and competition for resources among various aspects of agriculture – crop production, animal husbandry and fishing.

“What we see is the failure of political authority, the cynical manipulation of ethnic identity by failed governments and the impotence of our security machinery. Instead of being dragged into a debate on whether Fulani are trying to take over peoples land – which is a daft argument – let us try and bring some intelligence into this discussion on weak governance rather than emotions.”

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Pluviophile(f): 8:47am On Jan 14
So he is saying it is a retaliatory act by the Fulani herdsmen
Is he trying to say he is aware it will happen or what?

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by zakim(m): 8:48am On Jan 14
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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by SalamRushdie: 8:48am On Jan 14
who takes Sanusi seriously these days .

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by JUSTICE4Nigeria: 8:49am On Jan 14
We know, and buhari is the grand patron, a jihadist

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Omeokachie: 8:50am On Jan 14
" The emir said , “ Some months ago in Mambilla , in one weekend , over 800 Fulani were murdered by Mambilla militias . The papers did not even go there to cover the story. Most of those wiped out were women , infants and the elderly."




So this is payback time?

Is this not the same man alledged to have been behind the beheading of one Gideon Akaluka?

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Nobody: 8:52am On Jan 14
grin salamrushdie it's truly payback time. It is a very well planned plot

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Esseite: 8:53am On Jan 14
Who has been the reason for disputes when such clashes occur?

Its always the herdsman feasting on people's means of lively hood, am not justifying the death but why cry fowls when such retaliations comes back on them.

It has happened in virtually all states and all fingers pointed at them even before buhari's tenure..

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Lipscomb(m): 8:54am On Jan 14
Ahh!!!! Okay go to kano and say that .
SalamRushdie:
who takes Sanusi seriously these days .

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by SalamRushdie: 8:56am On Jan 14
Lipscomb:
Ahh!!!! Okay go to kano and say that .

I say that in Kano all the time so what's ur point

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by SalamRushdie: 8:56am On Jan 14
angels09:
grin salamrushdie it's truly payback time. It is a very well planned plot

Exactly
Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by LionDeLeo: 8:56am On Jan 14
Sanusi that used to be their most intelligent personality and sometimes back had their tongues deep in his @rss will be the most unintelligent almajiri today, I trust ipob pigs.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by usba: 8:57am On Jan 14
Esseite:
EMIR... 800 fulani dying is a big lie, nowhere would 800 people die in Nigeria and it wont be heard.


When over 30 Fulani were murdered in Adamawa late last year there was no single fuse made about it, the media hardly carried the news. The 800 Fulani's may have killed over time and in Nairaland many ipob zombies hailed the deaths.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by bloodmoneyspita: 8:58am On Jan 14
The Sultan of Sokoto , the Lamido of Adamawa and I have been quietly speaking to top security personnel for months; telling them that the failure to provide justice....

speaking to them or giving security orders to fight for you.... when the security are fulani's too.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Esseite: 8:59am On Jan 14
usba:
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When over 30 Fulani were murdered in Adamawa late last year there was no single fuse made about it, the media hardly carried the news. The 800 Fulani's may have killed over time and in Nairaland many ipob zombies hailed the deaths.

When there are major crisis between fulanis and farmers, it is usually the fulani cows eating up the crops of the farmers.

You dont go looking for trouble, the people retaliates and you get killed in numbers and expect sympathy..

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by madridguy(m): 9:00am On Jan 14
This senseless killings must stop.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by usba: 9:00am On Jan 14
LionDeLeo:
Sanusi that used to be their most intelligent personality and sometimes back had their tongues deep in his @rss will be the most unintelligent almajiri today, I trust ipob pigs.

Bahahahhahahahana grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by HsLBroker(m): 9:00am On Jan 14
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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by usba: 9:01am On Jan 14
Esseite:


Where were they killed and what led to the circumstance of their deaths?

You dont go looking for trouble, the people retaliates and you get killed in numbers and expect sympathy..



See how you justify their deaths and pretend you never heard about it only ipob can suffer such duplicity.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Esseite: 9:02am On Jan 14
usba:




See how you justify their deaths and pretend you never heard about it only ipob can suffer such duplicity.

Never justified there deaths, farmers/herdsmen clash is usually the herdsmen destroying the means of living of the farmers. I asked for the reason of the deaths recorded by the fulanis of which i know a greater % would be a retaliatory attack from the farmers.

Should not have bothered responding.
Actually thought i was even conversing with a human, not knowing its a maggot who screams ipob everywhere..

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by jerseyboy: 9:02am On Jan 14
Shaybe una believe the useless Sanusi when he talk say 20 billion dollars miss.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by DieBuhari: 9:03am On Jan 14
What a shame

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Nobody: 9:05am On Jan 14
Every hausafulani is in support of fulani herdmen directly or indirectly,same way the supports boko haram directly or indirectly.





The zoo called nigeria is a shithole .

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by LionDeLeo: 9:09am On Jan 14
Esseite:


Where were they killed and what led to the circumstance of their deaths?

You dont go looking for trouble, the people retaliates and you get killed in numbers and expect sympathy..

I thought it was only fulanis that kill, never knew they also get killed for whatsoever reason.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by usba: 9:09am On Jan 14
Esseite:


Actually thought i was even conversing with a human, not knowing its a maggot. Everything to you is Ipob, pls move along.


IPoB want to claim human being when they are only happy when deaths are recorded and people are sad. You just justified the deaths of women and children and you still think your perverse opinion matters?

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by LionDeLeo: 9:11am On Jan 14
jerseyboy:
Shaybe una believe the useless Sanusi when he talk say 20 billion dollars miss.

No, he actually lied, but only in the minds of ipobs.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by Hector09: 9:11am On Jan 14
This man is talking gibberish, u are now blaming the governors, its time to legalise arms so that every body we protect his or herself

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by aolawale025: 9:12am On Jan 14
We all have to sit down and agree killings by any side has got to stop.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by fakeprophet(m): 9:12am On Jan 14
Behold! one of the herdsmen sponsors and ambassador has just been unveiled.

like seriously I have being waiting to hear this from him. he proved me right!

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by ettybaba(m): 9:14am On Jan 14
Fulanis are working to expand the sultanate further south.

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by AsiwajuNdigbo: 9:23am On Jan 14
To my brothers lets learn lesson her. Listen to how elites in North brag about their support for a terrorist group. We have always wondered where and how fulani get Ak47. Now that source has identified itself. We wonder why police and army give them tactical support. Now we know who is behind it.

God will punish those in SE that sold Kanu and brought shame and demolition on Ipob. We have no sense at all in Igboland. Lets learn from hereon. Shield our militants and speak in their favor

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Re: Sultan And I Are Miyetti Allah’s Patrons, Says Sanusi by arewafederation: 9:27am On Jan 14
Esseite:


Where were they killed and what led to the circumstance of their deaths?

You dont go looking for trouble, the people retaliates and you get killed in numbers and expect sympathy..

What a very sad comment. It shows you are no different from the killer herds men you accuse.

I blame the FG and security operatives for not nipping it in the bud by allowing people to take laws into their hands.

For some of you who celebrate when herdsmen are killed, how do you feel when they retaliate?

The fact is that whether a fulani,tiv,or IPOB is killed, none of them deserves to die in such a cruel manner. They are all human lives and jubilating over the death of any human shows how inhuman most of us are.

Instead of showing support from either sides, or pointing fingers which only makes the problem more complex, we should all come out and push the government to find a lasting solution.

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