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Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Nobody: 4:58am On Dec 08, 2016
Senator Danjuma Laah, a senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial District has described the Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir Elrufai as a callous, and crude bigot, over recent revelations in the media that he had paid off Fulani herdsmen terrorizing several communities and villages in Southern Kaduna.

Read the full press statement below:

Press Statement From Senator Danjuma Tella Laah for Immediate Use.

Gentlemen of the Press,
As the Senator representing Kaduna South Senatorial Zone, I hereby wish to make my assertion, and indeed, views and position of my constituency on some very vexing and serious utterances made by Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state as it concerns the survival and wellbeing of Southern Kaduna.

This is from the outcome of Newspapers and online captions quoting Governor Nasir El-Rufai as saying that he has had to trace some of the murderous Fulani herdsmen that have been killing defenceless, innocent Southern Kaduna natives and destroying their villages. The news sources said that after tracing them, he told them that he was also a Fulani man and paid them sums of money to stop the massacre, burning and tearing down of scores of communities in Southern Kaduna.

That not done with, the governor also uttered a very bizarre threat that he has compiled for arrest and prosecution, names of persons asking the people of Southern Kaduna to defend themselves against the obvious inability of the Chief Security Officer of the state – Governor Nasir El-Rufai – to secure their lives and property and save them the trauma of being under perpetual fear of further unprovoked violence.

Knowing how swiftly he reacts to any untoward issue unfairly thrown at him in the media, I have waited for days to hear or read a rebuttal from him but to no avail. This therefore confirms these unfortunate utterances as truly that of the governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai. I wish to state that these statements are not only unfortunate, callous, insensitive, crude and demeaning of his office and intelligence, it throws him up as a bigot and hatter of Southern Kaduna and we are holding him as an accomplice in the ongoing genocide in Southern Kaduna.

According to the Leadership Newspaper of 4th December, 2016 under the headline: “Foreigners Behind Southern Kaduna Massacre – El-Rufai," he was quoted as saying about what happened during the 2011 post presidential election violence:
“Some of them (Killer Fulani) were from Niger, Cameroon, Chad, Mali and Senegal,” adding that “Many of these people were killed, cattle lost and they organised themselves and came back to revenge. We took certain steps. We got a group of people that were going round trying to trace some of these people in Cameroon, Niger Republic and so on to tell them that there is a new governor who is Fulani like them and has no problem paying compensations for lives lost and he is begging you to stop the killing .

In most of the communities, once that appeal was made to them, they said they have forgiven. There are one or two that asked for monetary compensation. They said they have forgiven the death of human beings, but want compensation for cattle. We said no problem, some we paid.”

What a startling and an unacceptable revelation!
In the light of the above I wish to state as follows:
~That there was never in a time in 2011 that Fulani from Mali, Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Mali and Senegal were killed in Southern Kaduna with their cattle. This is a silly and an absurd lie. Southern Kaduna is not a junction of these countries. So how could they have all converged on Southern Kaduna on their usual migration back home? The Governor just invented this lie to make excuse for his imported murderous Fulani kindred to continue their extermination of our people and the occupation of our lands.
~~As the main political leader and representative of Southern Kaduna at the Federal level, despite many overtures of trying to meet with the governor over the insecurity in my zone with no success, he has never deem it fit to inform me of these actions so as to seek my views and that of my constituency over the matter. This is a very curious development, especially as I was able to make the Senate to pass a resolution asking the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on Security in Southern Kaduna last month. I expected him to cash on that, using his connection with the President and Commander-in-Chief. But, he was obviously not concerned.
~In the light of the above, the Federal Government, especially the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, NIA, the Directorate of State Services, DSS, the Directorate of Military Intelligence, DMI and sundry agencies should look no further for the solution to the unrelenting killings in Southern Kaduna. El-Rufai must be held to produce the killers of innocent Nigerians since he has been able to identify them and their locations. This will lead to their sponsors in Nigeria and other places. Nigeria should then use its diplomatic relationship and extradite these murderers of its citizens, plunderers and arsonists to face justice in Nigeria.
~After Governor Nasir el-Rufai’s term in office, it should be possible to prosecute him for being an accessory to mass murder, since he has refused to reveal these findings to the rightful authority for actions to stop the evil that is spreading to many states today.
~Governor Nasir El-Rufai should also state how much of Kaduna State scarce resources have been moved to these killers and whether he has the authority of the law to so spend the money on enemies of Southern Kaduna and Nigeria.
~El-Rufai should also be investigated to find out if these moneys were not further put into the buying of more arms and the recruitments of more killers, who we strongly believe, are also jihadists.
~Though he has ferried much undisclosed amounts of money to murderers, I am pleading with Kaduna State indigenes and residents to ask why he has stubbornly refused to render basic assistance of rebuilding of even a home, or any form of monetary assistance to the surviving victims in Southern Kaduna. Most are still left without food and shelter despite the modest assistance that some of us, churches, NGOs etc have continued to render from time to time.
~I am constrained to add that Nasir El-Rufai with his lack of will to show commitment to the insecurity in Southern Kaduna, and his resolve to carry on with over six Cattle Grazing Reserves in Southern Kaduna, he is actually creating new, permanent “conquered” settlements for his Fulani kinsmen. I said this because his Fulani brothers have killed people and chased them out from their communities and are now fully settled with their families and cattle in several villages in Kaura, Sanga and Jema’a Local Government Areas, while the governor turns his eyes the other way round.
~My conviction on this is based on the findings that the State government was able to wage a concerted war against cattle thieves and bandits in the expansive forests and hills of Birnin Gwari environs and easily succumbed the criminals, but has refused to extend even a fraction of that effort to save precious human lives and human communities in Southern Kaduna. The simple reason is that just as it is in the interest of law abiding Fulani to recover their cattle and goats in Birnin Gwari from same rogue Fulani, it is also in the interest of Fulani to leave our damaged and, yet to be ruined communities, weak and helpless for them to easily take over.
I hinged my believe on the above based on threat the governor gave against Southern Kaduna trying to defend itself from the unprovoked aggression. He said in that story:

“There are people that are sending a message, 'defend yourselves'. We will get them. 'Defend yourself' is hate speech. You can’t defend yourself if there is a government. We are going to arrest and prosecute all those that pass that message.”
To me, this is very strange and ridiculous. But it is also pregnant with meanings. Why is the governor saying that Southern Kaduna should not deploy self-defence when El-Rufai’s Fulani marauders come hacking them down and burning their communities with the governor unable to tame his brothers?

In what way will it benefit Southern Kaduna if it does not defend itself and it’s population killed, survivors sent out as refugees? Because it is clear that instead of El-Rufai stopping the carnage, it seems to be rising the more since he has gone to give them money. It is only the Fulani that will gain, of course! That is the meaning. It cannot be that Nasir El-Rufai is unaware that section Chapter VII, Article 51 of the Human Right Charter of the United Nations and Section 33(2) of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria has affirmed self-defence as a Human Right.
I see this as a threat to scarr Southern Kaduna from standing up to his Fulani killer brothers.

Based on this, I call Governor Nasir El-Rufai to first arrest me. Because I am calling on Southern Kaduna, once more, to use every available legitimate means to defend their lives, property and communities. History will not forgive our generation if we succumb to threats and blackmail and fail to defend ourselves and get wiped out. As the Senator of the beleaguered area, I cannot support that we become sitting ducks each time they come killing. Again, if El-Rufai will not defend us, let us defend ourselves.

Selective Punishment

On the 15th of August 2016, Dr. Haruna Usman, Chairman, Kaduna State Chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association said, as revealed in several news publication the next day, that the mindless killings and destruction of Ninte village, near Godogodo in Jema’a LGA was carried out by his members in what he said was reprisal against the murder of a Fulani ardo in the village.

Again, on the 7th of November 2016, Abdullahi Hassan Mohammed (Wanban Jema’a) of Jema’a Foundation; Ahmad M. Yandeh, of Mobgal Fulbe Development Association and Abdullhamid Musa, Zonal Chairman of Miyetti Allah Zone III addressed a press conference in Kaduna and again, said that it was Fulani that have been carrying out the bloodshed and arson in Southern Kaduna. They said they were defending themselves. The killings of infants; pregnant women; the burning to ashes of children and women and very aged people; the burning down of entire villages; the burning of churches; the stealing of livestock, looting and burning of food and crops on farmlands; the further occupation of the villages, all as “ self defence.” The Fulani chieftains are walking free and the killings are ongoing.

But, when the 85 year old traditional ruler of Misisi village, in Kaninkon Chiefdom, in Jema’a LGA, John Zogo was killed by Fulani armed men with six others during a phony meeting with soldiers, instead of a Fulani ardo to be held to account for the killings, it was the district head of late baba Zogo, the District Head of Goska, Mr Moses Barde that was arrested and detained illegally for weeks by the police in Kaduna.

Mr Moses Barde is just one of several other southern Kaduna men held on trumped up charges after their communities have been ravaged, while the armed Fulani armed men continue to freely prowl over our communities. This scale of injustice is rare anywhere in the world.
Conclusion:

I call on all Southern Kaduna natives, all Hausa and Fulani of our area who are genuinely interested in peace to forget about political, tribal and religious leanings and come together in prayers and for genuine dialogue amongst ourselves as the last option left for peace and security in Southern Kaduna.

I want to add that my colleague and I in the National Assembly will continue to do our best to secure Federal assistance to add to what we are doing at home against this evil.
However, as it has become manifest through the utterances, actions and inactions of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Southern Kaduna must prepare to defend itself using every possible means of defence that is lawful against killer Fulani who are now on the loose more than ever, even as we search for solutions to this heinous crime against our land.
Thank you, gentlemen.

Signed: Senator Danjuma Tella Laah,
(PDP, Kaduna South Senatorial District)
Wednesday, December 7th 2016.

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by DonCortino: 5:28am On Dec 08, 2016
These Apc people are evil!

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by KingBelieve: 5:31am On Dec 08, 2016
Ok
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Atiku2019: 5:49am On Dec 08, 2016
El-Rufai and Buhari are both Incompetent

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Jafar1: 6:07am On Dec 08, 2016
APC AND WICKEDNESS JUST LIKE 5&6

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Abeymills(m): 6:13am On Dec 08, 2016
Terrorist in power

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by 175(m): 6:18am On Dec 08, 2016
El Rufai is a bigot. APC's finest. . .nawa ooo

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by FSBoperator: 6:28am On Dec 08, 2016
El Rufai was just compensating his fulani bandits for a job well done

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by ettybaba(m): 6:35am On Dec 08, 2016
The aim of elrufai and buhari is to spread jihad through killer fulani herdsmen.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by onward4life(m): 6:50am On Dec 08, 2016
Just too religiously painful

Air rufiu took money to develop the fipo and state. And paid to Chad and Niger war lord to stop killing ppo in nigeria.

And DSS cannot break door this early morning as to know which rag head collected our oil money to let us stay alive in our one Nigeria.

Later you will ask hw boko haram keeps getting mint money to buy arms and hilux for raids.

What is the diff between neck slitting raiders and education is a sin jihadist?


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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Boleyndynasty2(f): 6:55am On Dec 08, 2016
To think he had no shame to say he paid herdsmen who killed his people says alot about his character...What was he even thinking? about he'll be applauded or what? Most of your politicians don't have a functioning brain always reasoning from their ass
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Flyingngel(m): 6:56am On Dec 08, 2016
Elrufai is a bigot and fill from head to toe with tribalism. God will judge him.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by sinistermind(m): 7:21am On Dec 08, 2016
These people are animals include that Hobbit in power. They feel their lives and the lives of their cows are more sacred than any other. It's unheard of that a leader pays invaders from another country for killing his own people. And these same people are the ones that stopped the payments of ex-militants who are crippling our economy at the moment.

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by sasquareT(m): 7:30am On Dec 08, 2016
the biggest mistake Nigerian and Kaduna people ever made is electing Buhari and Elrufai into the Office.
I'm not surprise what is happening now given the antecidence and utterance of both of them.this is just a tip of iceberg you will see and hear more
Buhari and Elrufai are evil .

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by sasquareT(m): 7:38am On Dec 08, 2016
Flyingngel:
Elrufai is a bigot and fill from head to toe with tribalism. God will judge him.
God to judge him.....when will that be? grin
we brought this on oursef due to ignorance, though we claim to be learned but then still vote Buhari and Elrufai into power .
God will not do anything my sister. cos he has giving us free will and this is the consequence of how we choose to use our free will....

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by OgatheTop: 7:51am On Dec 08, 2016
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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Flyingngel(m): 7:54am On Dec 08, 2016
sasquareT post:
God to judge him.....when will that be? grin
we brought this on oursef due to ignorance, though we claim to be learned but then still vote Buhari and Elrufai into power .
God will not do anything my sister. cos he has giving us free will and this is the consequence of how we choose to use our free will....






I agree with u, we brought this upon ourselves but God will still judge him.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by yjgm(m): 8:40am On Dec 08, 2016
what is there to say?
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by SIRmanjar(m): 9:00am On Dec 08, 2016
Oga senator plz lower ur voice.plz be careful cos hel rufai will soon unleash hiz crazy blood thirsty legionz against u.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by FSBoperator: 9:01am On Dec 08, 2016
Threads like these will never smell FP courtesy of the hired thugs working for Lai Mohammed claiming to be Mods.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Nobody: 9:28am On Dec 08, 2016
FSBoperator:
Threads like these will never smell FP courtesy of the hired thugs working for Lai Mohammed claiming to be Mods.

U can't even find that press release in the sites of big media houses. There is a conspiracy by these media people.

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Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by limeta(f): 10:39am On Dec 08, 2016
Governor Nasir El-Rufai is the person behind the fulani herdsmen killings, and he said it himself.


This is from the outcome of Newspapers and online captions quoting Governor Nasir El-Rufai as saying that he has had to trace some of the murderous Fulani herdsmen that have been killing defenceless, innocent Southern Kaduna natives and destroying their villages. The news sources said that after tracing them, he told them that he was also a Fulani man and paid them sums of money to stop the massacre, burning and tearing down of scores of communities in Southern Kaduna


If you can pay them to stop you also can pay them to start.
Nasir El rufai have a private army in fulani herdsmem.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Ojiofor: 11:40am On Dec 08, 2016
HellRufia is sponsoring ethnic cleansing in Kaduna state...........may God help all of us in this jihadist regime of two most dangeruos fulani bigots in seats of power,Abuja and Kaduna.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Nobody: 12:16pm On Dec 08, 2016
The evil that men do live after them.
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Nobody: 8:55pm On Dec 08, 2016
The evil that men do live after them...
Re: Senator Criticizes Elrufai For Paying Off Fulani Herdsmen Terrorizing Kaduna by Metroescobar: 9:28pm On Dec 08, 2016
I send?

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