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Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by CyberWolf: 4:06pm On May 01, 2016
An organisation led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has described as “absurd” and “unfortunate” the widespread insinuation that Fulani herdsmen are responsible for the attacks on villagers in Benue, Enugu, Nasarawa and other parts of the country.
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, a coalition of several Islamic groups in Nigeria, stated this on Sunday. The Sultan is the head of the JNI.
In the statement, signed by Khalid Aliyu, the organisation’s secretary-general, the JNI said it was shocked by the attacks.
“Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) received with great shock and deep concern the news of incessant killings and maiming of innocent lives and the destruction of public and private properties.
“Of particular concern are the brutal murders of people in Agatu-Benue state, Nnibo-Enugu state and some parts of Nasarawa state.
“It is indeed alarming that within few weeks, deadly attacks were reportedly unleashed while the perpetrators go un-arrested. JNI therefore condemns in strong terms these repeated heinous attacks and once again calls on the relevant security agencies to brace up to the trends, in order to put a stop to this ugly tide, as human lives are sacred and must be seen to be treated as so,” the statement said.
The JNI said the attacks were criminal in nature and should be treated as such.
“The repeated heinous acts of attacks are crimes against the citizenry and the perpetrators are therefore criminals and must be treated so.”
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It, however, said the attacks were not carried out by Fulani herdsmen.
“It is indeed absurd and most unfortunate that certain groups or people ascribe the incidence on ethnic and/or religious premise and to whimsically apportion blame in order to batter the gradual restoration of peace and security in Nigeria,” it said.
The JNI, which commiserated with the victims of the attack, also called for “concerted introspection and commitment by relevant agencies to take proactive and effective measures in addressing this pernicious problem.”
Nigerians have condemned the attacks; and affected communities have blamed security agencies for not protecting them against their attackers who they said were herdsmen. Many Nigerians have also blamed President Muhammadu for not acting strongly enough to condemn the attacks and arrest the perpetrators.
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, who criticised the presidency’s response, stated that “I have yet to hear this government articulate a firm policy of non-tolerance for the serial massacres that have become the nation’s identification stamp.”
The JNI, however, said the authorities have absolved the herdsmen, mainly of Fulani ethnicity, of involvement in the attacks. The JNI’s claim is contrary to that of a leader of the Fulani herdsmen who admitted to PREMIUM TIMES that they carried out the attack in Benue as a retaliation to the murder of some of their leaders
“Well, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State has debunked the rumours, likewise the Inspector General of Police has also debunked the insinuations over those being blamed,” the JNI said.
Read the JNI’s full statement below:
PRESS RELEASE
JAMA’ATU NASRIL ISLAM (JNI) CONDEMNS THE HEINOUS REPEATED ATTACKS IN NIGERIA AND CAUTIONS ON RUMOURS SPREADING
Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) received with great shock and deep concern the news of incessant killings and maiming of innocent lives and the destruction of public and private properties. Of particular concern are the brutal murders of people in Agatu-Benue state, Nnibo-Enugu state and some parts of Nasarawa state. It is indeed alarming that within few weeks, deadly attacks were reportedly unleashed while the perpetrators go un-arrested. JNI therefore condemns in strong terms these repeated heinous attacks and once again calls on the relevant security agencies to brace up to the trends, in order to put a stop to this ugly tide, as human lives are sacred and must be seen to be treated as so.
JNI and indeed all Nigerians, view the fall out of these repeated attacks, particularly the taking up of arms against other citizens as another trend of insecurity that portends grave danger to the Nation. We must not forget so soon the adverse effect of the so called Boko Haram group, that claimed the lives of many thousands innocent lives. Hundreds have been abducted, the males forced into insurgency and the females into slavery. Millions more are wallowing in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Nigeria and in Refugee Camps in neighbouring countries. Public and private properties worth trillions of Naira have been destroyed.
We therefore call for a thorough investigation by appropriate agencies in order to fish out the evil perpetrators, bring them to justice and forestall re-occurrence. The repeated heinous acts of attacks are crimes against the citizenry and the perpetrators are therefore criminals and must be treated so. It is indeed absurd and most unfortunate that certain groups or people ascribe the incidence on ethnic and/or religious premise and to whimsically apportion blame in order to batter the gradual restoration of peace and security in Nigeria. Well, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State has debunked the rumours, likewise the Inspector General of Police has also debunked the insinuations over those being blamed.
We must thus be cautious of packaging crimes on religious and ethnic garments. Crimes are abominable and whoever commits them is criminal. Security agencies should brace up in being proactive and utilize maximally intelligence reports in order to nip-in the board possible eruptions of security problems within and around communities.
Painfully, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, on behalf of Nigerian Muslims, condoles the families of those who lost their lives and sympathies with all affected victims, and also calls for concerted introspection and commitment by relevant agencies to take proactive and effective measures in addressing this pernicious problem.
His Eminence the Sultan and President-General of JNI, extends profound condolences to the families of the affected victims, government and people of states that lost their loved ones in the unfortunate happenings.
Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu
Secretary-General

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by CyberWolf: 4:10pm On May 01, 2016
If the people carrying out the attack are not Fulani herdsmen, who are they? This initial denial mode gave rise to widespread of Boko Haram!! Instead of them to call their people and talk to them, they are there spewing thrash angry .. Those herdsmen going about killing, raping and destroying farm lands(People's mean of livelihood) are Fulani herdsmen.. #FACT!

Military offensive against Boko Haram anti-North - Buhari

Ihejirika is killing Northerners in the guise of fighting BH - Northern Elders Forum

We are watching angry

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by oduastates: 4:16pm On May 01, 2016
They are fulani herdsmen and they are constituting a nuisance.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Firefire(m): 4:19pm On May 01, 2016
Hmmm.....

“I have yet to hear this government articulate a firm policy of non-tolerance for the serial massacres that have become the nation’s identification stamp.” - Wole Soyinka

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Ejemehn(m): 4:22pm On May 01, 2016
Agatu villagers said they were Fulani herdsmen, Nnibo villagers said they were Fulani herdsmen, These people saw them.

Sultan is in Sokoto, on his exalted throne, he did not see anything, yet trying to deny and exonerate his brothers.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by gud4dbest(m): 4:53pm On May 01, 2016
aaah!...ok,I understand once fulanis start to kill they turn to boko harams and no longer foolanis but what tribes make up bokoharam...foolanis,hausa?

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Imoy(m): 4:56pm On May 01, 2016
This sultan need to be flogged

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by rayblast(m): 5:05pm On May 01, 2016
una don start abi? sometin wey i carry my eyes see korokoro for kaduna state in March exchange of gun fire with soldiers and some were even apprehended. Abeg Sultan if no b herdsmen Na my Siblings? Make una call una cattles together nd talk to dem. Abi u just being diplomatic so dat they won't attack ur territory?

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Nobody: 5:13pm On May 01, 2016
Why shd Fulanis herd cattle (their own assets) on others' assets (land and crops)?

Is it right to destroy anybody's crops with cattle? Would the Sultan be happy if I took my goats or dogs to his personal land to keep and graze?

Don't they have cattle in other civilized parts of the world?

Is the system of cattle herding by Nigerian Fulanis the best, even for the Fulanis?

Why haven't the Fulani herdsmen struck anywhere in the North West but only in the South South, South West, South East and North Central?

Is the Sultan saying all the victims are lying against the Fulanis from Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Kwara, Plateau, Benue, Delta, Edo, Abia, Enugu, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, etc? Isn't this ridiculous?

Why are people in these Southern states not 'lying' against law abiding Hausas and Fulanis in their midst?

Why can't the owners of the cattle, who are business owners, invest in ranching? Why do they prefer free grass and crops of others? Don't they sell their cattle for profit?

The Sultan and Fulani apologists shd know that you can't have progress without justice.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Nobody: 5:19pm On May 01, 2016
Ejemehn:
Agatu villagers said they were Fulani herdsmen, Nnibo villagers said they were Fulani herdsmen, These people saw them.

Sultan is in Sokoto, on his exalted throne, he did not see anything, yet trying to deny and exonerate his brothers.

What you've described is why people are losing faith in Nigeria. It's very bad.


He's even insulting the intelligence of the victims and d dead.

You should tell your brother the truth no matter how bitter. If you indulge him you're just destroying him. The Sultan needs to realize this.

Why can't he call on the cattle owners to invest massively in land and take away those cows and the poor herders off the forests and roads? Is this not better for them and everybody?

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by keally: 5:54pm On May 01, 2016
CyberWolf:
An organisation led by the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has described as “absurd” and “unfortunate” the widespread insinuation that Fulani herdsmen are responsible for the attacks on villagers in Benue, Enugu, Nasarawa and other parts of the country.
The Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, a coalition of several Islamic groups in Nigeria, stated this on Sunday. The Sultan is the head of the JNI.
In the statement, signed by Khalid Aliyu, the organisation’s secretary-general, the JNI said it was shocked by the attacks.
“Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) received with great shock and deep concern the news of incessant killings and maiming of innocent lives and the destruction of public and private properties.
“Of particular concern are the brutal murders of people in Agatu-Benue state, Nnibo-Enugu state and some parts of Nasarawa state.
“It is indeed alarming that within few weeks, deadly attacks were reportedly unleashed while the perpetrators go un-arrested. JNI therefore condemns in strong terms these repeated heinous attacks and once again calls on the relevant security agencies to brace up to the trends, in order to put a stop to this ugly tide, as human lives are sacred and must be seen to be treated as so,” the statement said.
The JNI said the attacks were criminal in nature and should be treated as such.
“The repeated heinous acts of attacks are crimes against the citizenry and the perpetrators are therefore criminals and must be treated so.”
Foramfera
It, however, said the attacks were not carried out by Fulani herdsmen.
“It is indeed absurd and most unfortunate that certain groups or people ascribe the incidence on ethnic and/or religious premise and to whimsically apportion blame in order to batter the gradual restoration of peace and security in Nigeria,” it said.
The JNI, which commiserated with the victims of the attack, also called for “concerted introspection and commitment by relevant agencies to take proactive and effective measures in addressing this pernicious problem.”
Nigerians have condemned the attacks; and affected communities have blamed security agencies for not protecting them against their attackers who they said were herdsmen. Many Nigerians have also blamed President Muhammadu for not acting strongly enough to condemn the attacks and arrest the perpetrators.
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, who criticised the presidency’s response, stated that “I have yet to hear this government articulate a firm policy of non-tolerance for the serial massacres that have become the nation’s identification stamp.”
The JNI, however, said the authorities have absolved the herdsmen, mainly of Fulani ethnicity, of involvement in the attacks. The JNI’s claim is contrary to that of a leader of the Fulani herdsmen who admitted to PREMIUM TIMES that they carried out the attack in Benue as a retaliation to the murder of some of their leaders
“Well, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State has debunked the rumours, likewise the Inspector General of Police has also debunked the insinuations over those being blamed,” the JNI said.
Read the JNI’s full statement below:
PRESS RELEASE
JAMA’ATU NASRIL ISLAM (JNI) CONDEMNS THE HEINOUS REPEATED ATTACKS IN NIGERIA AND CAUTIONS ON RUMOURS SPREADING
Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) received with great shock and deep concern the news of incessant killings and maiming of innocent lives and the destruction of public and private properties. Of particular concern are the brutal murders of people in Agatu-Benue state, Nnibo-Enugu state and some parts of Nasarawa state. It is indeed alarming that within few weeks, deadly attacks were reportedly unleashed while the perpetrators go un-arrested. JNI therefore condemns in strong terms these repeated heinous attacks and once again calls on the relevant security agencies to brace up to the trends, in order to put a stop to this ugly tide, as human lives are sacred and must be seen to be treated as so.
JNI and indeed all Nigerians, view the fall out of these repeated attacks, particularly the taking up of arms against other citizens as another trend of insecurity that portends grave danger to the Nation. We must not forget so soon the adverse effect of the so called Boko Haram group, that claimed the lives of many thousands innocent lives. Hundreds have been abducted, the males forced into insurgency and the females into slavery. Millions more are wallowing in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Nigeria and in Refugee Camps in neighbouring countries. Public and private properties worth trillions of Naira have been destroyed.
We therefore call for a thorough investigation by appropriate agencies in order to fish out the evil perpetrators, bring them to justice and forestall re-occurrence. The repeated heinous acts of attacks are crimes against the citizenry and the perpetrators are therefore criminals and must be treated so. It is indeed absurd and most unfortunate that certain groups or people ascribe the incidence on ethnic and/or religious premise and to whimsically apportion blame in order to batter the gradual restoration of peace and security in Nigeria. Well, the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State has debunked the rumours, likewise the Inspector General of Police has also debunked the insinuations over those being blamed.
We must thus be cautious of packaging crimes on religious and ethnic garments. Crimes are abominable and whoever commits them is criminal. Security agencies should brace up in being proactive and utilize maximally intelligence reports in order to nip-in the board possible eruptions of security problems within and around communities.
Painfully, His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General, JNI, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, CFR, mni, on behalf of Nigerian Muslims, condoles the families of those who lost their lives and sympathies with all affected victims, and also calls for concerted introspection and commitment by relevant agencies to take proactive and effective measures in addressing this pernicious problem.
His Eminence the Sultan and President-General of JNI, extends profound condolences to the families of the affected victims, government and people of states that lost their loved ones in the unfortunate happenings.
Dr. Khalid Abubakar Aliyu
Secretary-General

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cc Lalasticlala
. You can tell useless story as much as you want, we know your antics but I can assure you that they will not work. Listen to the following, whoever carried out the killings, fulani or not is none of our business. 1. The point is that insecurity is at it's peak. The level of insecurity is unprecedented. Your General is a total failure. 2. Your habit of defending your home grown criminals is well known but as much as you try this time we will defend our southern territory. 3. Whatever you do we will not surrender our land to Fulani feudalists. 4. You cannot forcefully convert southerners to Islam. 5. This is the beginning of the end of this contraption called Nigeria. 6. Biafra will be your Nemesis, we will fight against anything Islamic. Deal with it.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by tommykiwi(m): 6:16pm On May 01, 2016
Sorry to say dis but i feel Northerners have the same level of thinking..

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by sample042(m): 6:16pm On May 01, 2016
But y has my beloved PMB still mute abt this uproars. I think my wailing brothers are right this time.


They should be a wide national condemnation in respect to this ongoing barbaric act.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by superemmy(m): 6:17pm On May 01, 2016
Sultan Hope You Know That The thunder that will fire you is seriously Acquiring enough gravity, mass and electricity at planet Jupiter

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Nobody: 6:17pm On May 01, 2016
Phuck d north

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by SmithHumble50: 6:18pm On May 01, 2016
That's how it started on the Plateau until the indigenes started to defend themselves b4 things stopped ..


Marlow people Sabi propaganda...
They will be killing u.. While their leaders keep defending them..

People in the south.. Defend ur self b4 it's too late..

Military and Police won't help you..

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by omusiliyu(m): 6:18pm On May 01, 2016
This vituperation coming out from first class and renowned king is nothing but ludicrous.

SMH for him

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Sunnycliff(m): 6:18pm On May 01, 2016
But you can term Pipeline vandals as Militants!
Smh for the Northern Spiritual leaders!

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by OBTMOS(m): 6:19pm On May 01, 2016
God punish ur mouth

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by laprince(m): 6:20pm On May 01, 2016
All these northern elites. They always think in one direction.

Educated or not. Imagine Emir Sanusi marrying a teenage girl.
What a mis-fit.

The unity of Nigeria have VERY strong fault lines. Religion and Ethnicity.

Argentina produces more beef than Nigeria, but their story is not as marred as Nigeria's.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by EVILFOREST: 6:20pm On May 01, 2016
OK, u have done well
Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by 175(m): 6:20pm On May 01, 2016
The North as a whole is crazy with respect to this issue.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Beeman1(m): 6:21pm On May 01, 2016
Imoy:
This sultan need to be flogged
Who is holding u back Ipod zombie.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by 2sexycom(m): 6:21pm On May 01, 2016
Carinmom, 9jjj, itsmeaboki, mynd I bet the Sultan never said this, right? I start now, ya'll will call on the mod to ban me with 20 years.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by sweetilicious(f): 6:21pm On May 01, 2016
Is Nigeria truely a country? I doubt!

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by slimpoppa(m): 6:22pm On May 01, 2016
wetin
Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Beeman1(m): 6:22pm On May 01, 2016
OBTMOS:
God punish ur mouth
Ipod zombie jump in to lagoon. Nonsense.
Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by Nobody: 6:22pm On May 01, 2016
How do you know that ipod are igbos? Ipods are not causing any trouble in Nigeria while this people kill like tomorrow no dey, PMB won't send soldiers to caution his people, if it is ipod he will send battlions of soldiers to kill, God is watching him and his people

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by kobonaire(m): 6:22pm On May 01, 2016
As usual, there is nothing but denial by the leaders in a position of influence. This was the same type of reluctance to accept that Boko Haram was a serious problem mainly perpetrated by the Muslims from the North East and then it become more wide-spread and out of control.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by TippyTop(m): 6:23pm On May 01, 2016
No one told this nematode what is absurd is his people roaming the length and breadth of Nigeria with loaded AK47.

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Re: Blaming Fulani Herdsmen For Benue, Enugu Killings Absurd!!! Sultan Of Sokoto by BoleynDynaSTY(f): 6:23pm On May 01, 2016
Stfu....which part of the country moves around with cows everywhere?I bet its igbo herdsmen or yoruba herdsmen.Yeye dey smell

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