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No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by CyynthiaKiss(f): 11:18pm On Jul 06
*No peace unless herdsmen move freely —Northern group
•Insists on 30-day ultimatum to FG on Ruga
•Attacks Ohanaeze, Afenifere •Why Nigeria needs Ruga —Miyetti Allah
•FG must save Fulani from further harrassment —Northern Elders Forum

AGAINST the backdrop of the suspension of the controversial Ruga settlement project by the Federal Government, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has declared that there will be no peace in the country if herdsmen are not allowed to move freely in any part of the country.

The coalition, which had on Wednesday, given the Federal Government a 30-day ultimatum to rescind its suspension order and implement the Ruga initiative, also asserted that it was not afraid of the review of the “present union (referring to Nigeria) because what we have now is a collection of southerners and northerners, not Nigerians.”

The CNG told the government to implement the Ruga project or it would be forced to take a decisive action.
The Federal Government had suspended the programme on the grounds that it was not in tandem with the National Livestock Transformation Plan.

The spokesman of the CNG, Abdul Azeez Suleiman, in an interview with Saturday Tribune on Friday, said: “We are not withdrawing the ultimatum on the suspension of the programme by the government. You can’t deny some citizens their rights and think there will be peace in the country.”

On the recent call by the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Igbos to defend themselves against any threat from any quarters, Suleiman, who said members of the coalition were not afraid of arrest, described what he called the threats of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, as “selfish and wicked.”

He said: “I think the two bodies are selfish and wicked. We didn’t start this threat; they started it. First, it was Chief Gani Adams who we read saying he would lead one million Yoruba [warriors] to fish out herdsmen in the South-West.

“Ohanaeze also called on their people for self-defence. Did we issue any threat? We were just making our stand known on the issue of Ruga.
“Let them read our letter and see where we mentioned anything like that. Another person in the Niger Delta said the Fulani herdsmen would not be allowed in their area.

“Truly, to our chagrin, we have begun to see some of these threats being practicalised. Now, we have a video footage of some Igbos chasing herdsmen out of their states. We want to tell them that we are not afraid of them. We are not afraid of anybody.
“This union, Nigeria, as long as no one will be allowed to go and fend for himself in any part of the region, there will be no peace. We are not afraid of any review of the present union, because what we have now is a collection of southerners and northerners, not Nigerians.”

FG must save Fulani from further harrassment —Northern Elders Forum

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has also expressed disappointment over the manner the Ruga settlement programme was treated.
The Federal Government announced the suspension of the policy during the week.
NEF, in a statement signed by its deputy convener, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, said it would open discussion with the Northern Governors’ Forum and the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) to address what it called the harassment of the Fulani and their cattle.
While appealing to Northerners for restraint, it advised the Federal Government to show more concern to the rising threats to lives and economic assets and do everything to de-escalate tensions and distrust among Nigerians.

The statement reads in part: “The federal and state governments must adopt policies and positions which address the harassment of the Fulani and their cattle, de-escalation of inciting rhetoric and actions and short and long-term solutions to the problems which could damage the livestock industry, worsen community relations and threaten national security.
“The Northern Elders Forum has followed with keen interest the raging controversy since the Federal Government hinted at moves to introduce a certain Ruga scheme. NEF has taken note of the steps taken by the Federal Government as well as diverse positions adduced by groups and interests from the south and those from northern Nigeria.

“In particular, NEF has taken note of the representations made at a press conference held by the Coalition of Northern Groups on the latest developments in the worrying failure to find solutions to the problems related to management of the livestock assets of Nigerians, particularly cattle of the Fulani. The forum has also taken due notice of the intense reactions which the statement by the coalition generated across the country.”

The forum commended the leadership of the Northern Governors Forum led by the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong and disclosed that it had since opened discussions with other stakeholders in the polity to calm frayed nerves and douse ethnic tension.
“The leadership of the NEF is being contacted by a broad spectrum of interests and opinions to use its position to calm nerves and assist in the search for a practical and fair resolution of the situation.

“Interestingly, NEF has also received the decent and statesmanlike reaction of the chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, His Excellency, Governor Simon Bako Lalong, Plateau State, in which he disclosed the forum’s move to reach out to stakeholders in the matter, including the northern groups represented by CNG. NEF also acknowledges that the Northern Governors’ Forum chairman has also made similar overture to its leadership and a meeting has been fixed for next week,” it stated.

Why Nigeria need Ruga —Miyetti Allah

The Plateau State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) has stated that those opposing the establishment of Ruga settlement in the country are enemies of progress who want farmers and herders clashes to continue for their selfish interests.

It declared that no matter how loudly the oppositions cried, Nigeria must adopt Ruga to address the farmers/herders clashes.

The state chairman of the association, Malam Mohammed Nuru Abdulahi, who stated this in an interview in Jos, said the country needed Ruga settlement to halt the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers which have continued to claim lives in droves.

“We are in full support of the Ruga settlement but what I want the government to know is that it needs to be firm in its approach towards addressing farmers and herders’ clashes in the country. We are in support of any arrangement that would keep all the Fulani herdsmen together in one place. It can be Ruga, cattle colony or ranch. The controversies over these policies are unnecessary,” Abdulahi said.
He said the Ruga initiative, if adopted, would discourage the idea of roaming with cattle and encourage rural settlement of herders in an organised manner, where basic social amenities like schools, hospitals, road, veterinary clinics and markets would be provided for the herders.
“Beneficiaries will include all persons in animal husbandry, civil servants, contractors, feed producers and a host of others, not only Fulani herders. I want us to know that the Federal Government is planning this in order to curb open grazing of animals that continue to pose security threats to farmers and herders,” he added.

According to him, the overall benefit to the nation includes drastic reduction in conflicts between herders and farmers, a boost in animal protection with a value chain that will increase the quality and hygiene of livestock in terms of beef and milk production, access to animal care and private sector participation by way of investments.

He noted that what the Federal Government was planning was ranching (ruga) under the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), adding that the idea was not new and, therefore, deserved the corporation of all peaceful Nigerians.

The MACBAN chairman said those opposing ranching or Ruga could not justify their positions but were looking at it from parochial and selfish angle, adding that no matter how loudly they cry, the country must have ranching as a way of addressing the clashes across the country.

Source: https://tribuneonlineng.com/224261/?amp_markup=1

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by yarimo(m): 12:36am On Jul 07
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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by juvewalex(m): 1:13am On Jul 07
Cheap talks ,we have rejected it down south and you can situate it in every part of the north . It's a family business and we don't care, most of these cows are owned by some lawmakers , rich people and traditional rulers in the north that's why they all remain silent and won't talk about the havoc being caused by the herdsmen.

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by scribble: 1:28am On Jul 07
theyre trying to blend herdsmen from niger and sudan and call them nigerians via ruga

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by ReubenE(m): 2:13am On Jul 07
These Fulani people are very funny.

They created the problem, at the same time forcing the victims to accept the solution offered by them, which in the real sense would create more deaths.

Any man that gives food to a terrorist is also a terrorist. The Nigerian government is a terrorist government because it is feeding these terrorists with deafening silence

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Zikora1000(f): 4:16am On Jul 07
Anambra state and the entire igboland does not need Ruga, infact, Anambra state have been Rugarised with igbo herdsmen , we can't have two Ruga in a state. Ndigbo , we need more hands to key into this cattle business Biko. It's already happening in Enugu ,Abia and Anambra. And their cows are more nutritious. Efi' igbo all the way

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by timecapsule: 8:27am On Jul 07
All i can see now is that the expiration date of northern and southern Nigeria is at hand.

They can not do more than a hanging pant.

If they think that now is their right time to colonize the whole Nigeria, they are just having a DAY DREAM.

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by meeky007(m): 8:29am On Jul 07
THEY SHOULD DIVIDE DIS COUNTRY ABEG

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Boom33(m): 3:35pm On Jul 07
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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by JudgeOGBUNABALI(m): 3:35pm On Jul 07
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I support them ...

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by jchioma: 3:35pm On Jul 07
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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by edeXede: 3:36pm On Jul 07
embarassed

Na wa oo. Aaye gba Tapa, N ko ile igunu

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by sorom4: 3:36pm On Jul 07
Una see why this country needs to be restructured or divided?

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by radiokilla(m): 3:36pm On Jul 07
These guys are playing with fire. Please get prepared, a fight is brewing.

This is how it works, according to Dr. Hammond:

When the Muslim population remains under 2% in a country, they will be seen primarily as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to other citizens. This is the current situation in:

United States — Muslim 0.6%

Australia — Muslim 1.5%

Canada — Muslim 1.9%

China — Muslim 1.8%

Italy — Muslim 1.5%

Norway — Muslim 1.8%

As the Muslim population reaches 2% to 5%, they begin to recruit from ethnic minorities and disaffected groups, within prisons and street gangs. This is happening in:

Denmark — Muslim 2%

Germany — Muslim 3.7%

United Kingdom — Muslim 2.7%

Spain — Muslim 4%

Thailand — Muslim 4.6%

“From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population,” Dr. Hammond notes. “For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food” and increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature such food on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. This is happening in:

France — Muslim 8%

Philippines — 5%

Sweden — Muslim 5%

Switzerland — Muslim 4.3%

The Netherlands — Muslim 5.5%

Trinidad & Tobago — Muslim 5.8%

Soon they begin to apply pressure to allow Sharia law within their own communities (sometimes ghettos).

“When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions,” Dr. Hammond notes. “In Paris, we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offends Islam, and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam, with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam.” These tensions are seen on a regular basis in:

Guyana — Muslim 10%

Riots in Pakistan, 2013
Riots in Pakistan, 2013
India — Muslim 13.4%

Israel — Muslim 16%

Kenya — Muslim 10%

Russia — Muslim 15%

The violence increases when the Muslim population reaches 20%. “After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christian churches and Jewish synagogues,” such as in:

Ethiopia — Muslim 32.8%

“At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks, and ongoing militia warfare,” such as in:

Bosnia — Muslim 40%

Chad — Muslim 53.1%

Lebanon — Muslim 59.7%

From 60%, persecution of non-believing “infidels” rises significantly, including sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia law as a weapon, and Jizya, a tax placed on infidels, such as in:

Albania — Muslim 70%

Malaysia — Muslim 60.4%

Qatar — Muslim 77.5%

Sudan — Muslim 70%

After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-run ethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive out “infidels,” and move toward a 100% Muslim society, which has been experienced to some degree in:

Bangladesh — Muslim 83%

Egypt — Muslim 90%

Gaza — Muslim 98.7%

Indonesia — Muslim 86.1%

Iran — Muslim 98%

Iraq — Muslim 97%

Jordan — Muslim 92%

Morocco — Muslim 98.7%

Pakistan — Muslim 97%

Palestine — Muslim 99%

Syria — Muslim 90%

Tajikistan — Muslim 90%

Turkey — Muslim 99.8%

United Arab Emirates — Muslim 96%

A 100% Muslim society will theoretically usher in their version of peace — the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace. “Here there’s supposed to be peace, because everybody is a Muslim, the Madrassas are the only schools, and the Koran is the only word,” such as in:

Afghanistan — Muslim 100%

Saudi Arabia — Muslim 100%

Somalia — Muslim 100%

Yemen — Muslim 100%

Dr. Hammond observes this Islamic ideal is seldom realized. “Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states the most radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy their blood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons.”

“It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under 100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslim populations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, and within which they live by Sharia law,” he states.

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Onyi90: 3:36pm On Jul 07
Ok

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by freemanbubble: 3:36pm On Jul 07
Move your asss freely in Edo and get it kicked

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by awa(m): 3:36pm On Jul 07
So this is what OBJ envisaged and his educated brothers were busy insulting him because of mere Commissioner position. Nothing kills faster than educated man greed

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Blackfire(m): 3:36pm On Jul 07
Sorry sir we will comply.... Forgive us our masters

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by immhotep: 3:37pm On Jul 07
The villages of Oshigun and yarimo are available for massive RUGA settlements.
Sai APC.
Sai PMB.

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Dandsome: 3:37pm On Jul 07
DSS will do eyes right and won't see this now.

Where are those Unity beggars who think IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu and OPC are the ones tearing Nigeria apart?

The Fulani people know once they miss this chance they can never get it again as Nigerians have learnt a bitter lesson from Buhari.

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Nicklaus619(m): 3:37pm On Jul 07
I curse ojukwu for not have prepared well during the biafra struggle and for putting his tail under his ass and surrendering unceremoniously, if not we shouldn't be sharing country with a walking time tomb and people that value cows more than their own lives. Rubbish angry

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by obembet(f): 3:37pm On Jul 07
Its time for revolution. We can continue with this animal any longer

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by TriggahMan(m): 3:38pm On Jul 07
Aboki them no normal at all..

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by martowskin1(m): 3:38pm On Jul 07
Buhari regime has caused so much division between Nigerians... We have never been this divided

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Eyedea(m): 3:38pm On Jul 07
Oya na, come and move freely let's see

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by LOSKYXANDER: 3:38pm On Jul 07
The most useless set of human beigns in Nigeria angry

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by BabaCommander: 3:38pm On Jul 07
Lord, is it the time?.

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by OFFICIALAPCNG: 3:38pm On Jul 07
yarimo:
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SUPPORTED!

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Kylekent59: 3:38pm On Jul 07
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Is that a threat?


If it was Biafra that said this, by now soldiers would be practising leopard dance.



The north is our problem. Let them coordinate themselves and let peace reign.

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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Richdad50(m): 3:38pm On Jul 07
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Re: No Peace Unless Herdsmen Move Freely - Northern Group by Ucheosefoh(m): 3:38pm On Jul 07
Imagine the gut and effrontery of this group threatening a whole nation and DSS are looking the other way if it is IPOB the army could have come out in full force.
Meanwhile check my signature for sweet deal.

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