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AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Nemere2020: 10:56pm On Feb 14
Following series of backlash trailing his recent comments on the herders’ controversy, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has defended himself saying that he was misunderstood insisting, however, that carrying of AK47 by Fulani herders was the last option for self-defence.

The governor in a press release issued by his SSA Media, Mukhtar Gidado on Sunday stated that “to the extent that not every herdsman is a criminal, the reference to AK-47 was simply to put in perspective, the predicament and desperation of those law-abiding Fulani herdsmen who, while carrying out their legitimate cow-rearing business, have become serial victims of cattle rustling, banditry, kidnapping and assassination.”

The statement made available to newsmen late Sunday evening further contained that, “These are the people who, in the absence of any protection from the security agencies, are forced to resort to self-help, to defend both their means of livelihood and their lives.”

The SSA Media added that “As a constitutionalist which he has proved over time, all through his political career, Governor Bala Mohammed will be the last person to advocate a subversion of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He did not do so in the past; he will not do so today.”

According to him, “The primary objective of the governor was to avert the dangerous prospect of nation-wide backlash as tempers were flaring up and given that the phenomenon of inter-ethnic migration is a national pastime involving all ethnic groups in Nigeria.”

Mukhtar Gidado further stated that, “First, at no time did the governor set out to justify criminality by anyone, no matter the person’s ethnic nationality. Rather, he admonished us, in the interest of national unity, to avoid wholesale branding of any ethnic group as it is inconceivable that any one group can be made up of only criminals.

“By extension, the Governor made it abundantly clear that it will be inappropriate to label any one tribe based on the crimes of a few members of the ethnic group.”

On the issue of forest, the governor’s media aide stated that “Governor Bala Mohammed’s description of forests, as “no man’s land”, (please read as gift of nature), is a carry-over from his own geopolitical environment where a pastoralist could set up camp, in any forest, for a few weeks without causing any uproar or opposition.”

He stressed that, “To interpret such a temporary stay as a form of ‘land grab’ by the Fulani herdsmen is completely incorrect. In actual fact, neither does such temporary habitation of the forest neither inconvenience anyone nor does the itinerant Fulani sojourner bother anyone about his plight in the forest characterised by life without assess to electricity, pipe-borne water, good roads or hospitals.

“On the contrary, Bala Mohammed is very familiar with the Land Use Act, including the criteria for land acquisition and cannot, therefore, seek to undermine the statute which, as governor, he has sworn to uphold.”

Also according to the statement, “the governor would want it placed on record that his statement was intended to caution all stakeholders to guard against escalating the tension, just as many patriotic stakeholders, particularly from the North, have been working round the clock to avert reprisal actions that could throw the entire country into a cauldron of unimaginable proportions.”

“Rather than vilify Governor Bala Mohammed, it is incumbent on all those criticising him to admonish those governors whose lack of restraint is responsible for the escalation of this crisis.”

It added that “Governor Bala Mohammed’s antecedents, as a bridge-builder, humanist and nationalist are so well known that he will never, under any circumstances, deliberately fuel any national crisis or subvert the Constitution.

“Nevertheless, he strongly reminds all stakeholders, in the Nigeria project, that the delicate nature of our diversity coupled with the fact that we are interwoven in many respects, calls for reasoned circumspection in handling inter-ethnic hostility of the nature that the ejection of herdsmen, from parts of the country, is degenerating into.”

Mukhtar Gidado then stated that, “It is his fervent wish that, together, all stakeholders will work towards re-establishing inter-ethnic trust and harmony that has been so badly dented, within the past few weeks or months.

“It will be recalled that Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed’s speech, at the closing ceremony of the Press Week of the Correspondent’s Chapel of the NUJ in Bauchi State, last Thursday used the occasion to weigh in on the contentious issue of clashes between herdsmen and farmers, particularly against the background of the eviction and other forms of restriction orders issued by some state governments and non-governmental entities.

“However, many of the reactions have conveyed the dismay of their authors, to what they erroneously considered, as the Governor’s presumed support for crimes, committed by some Fulani herdsmen.”
https://tribuneonlineng.com/ak-47-for-herders-bauchi-governor-defends-self-says-he-was-misunderstood/amp/

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Gbagura: 11:00pm On Feb 14
Don't change the narrative already.



Message delivered, message understood, message assimilated!

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by doggedfighter(f): 11:00pm On Feb 14
Until he calls out and openly condemns the activities of his Fulani herdsmen brothers.

The same way he encouraged their use of AK-47


I will not take him serious.

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by tollyboy5(m): 11:05pm On Feb 14
Gbagura:
Don't change the narrative already.



Message delivered, message understood, message assimilated!
In fact over understood . out of abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Optional09: 11:07pm On Feb 14
they know what they are doing and what they are saying, including gummi, to think that these cow dunks knows the truth but chose to pretend, confirms to me that they are evil. Buhari invited terrorist from all over africa to help him take power from Jonathan incase he looses in 2015 and these terrorist refused to go back and they are now tormenting innocent citizens

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Charmingrascal(m): 11:10pm On Feb 14
He meant everything he said.
They are sponsors of terrorism

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Tumbulum: 11:11pm On Feb 14
Don't explain further.we know where your loyalty is. Even if Fulani kill everyone in Nigeria,you won't still condemn them

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by MuchAdo: 11:11pm On Feb 14
He has started receiving sense.

Yorubas don't trample on anybody outside the SW. So why should anybody trample upon them on their land

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by techrola: 11:33pm On Feb 14
Who are the cattle rustlers, kidnappers...

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Olatunji1929: 11:57pm On Feb 14
Shut the Bleep up terrorist supporter

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by BlakKluKluxKlan(m): 4:11am On Feb 15
A demented buffoon; an accidental governor and a misfit.

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by oz4real83(m): 5:29am On Feb 15
My opinion about this governor will always remain that he is one of those sponsoring and promoting terrorism in Nigeria, no matter what he says or does otherwise. He is presently not in prison because of his connection to the seat of power which is also occupied by a "like-mind" lipsrsealed

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by zoedew: 5:32am On Feb 15
Kite
Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by ReeLoaDead(m): 5:32am On Feb 15
Who would have thought that nomads could be such a nuisance to the country!

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Abboki: 5:33am On Feb 15
Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Prussian: 5:33am On Feb 15
This one thinks he's talking to his illiterate Almajiris.
Obadiah Mailafia was spot on that certain Northern Governors support terrorism and from his statement, he has identified himself.

The North needs to look for how to appease the SS because if they join the SW and SE to demand the exit of Northern criminals, the North is finished.

I hope the North continues with their nonchalance so that everything will scatter.

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Ademola47(m): 5:33am On Feb 15
On the issue of forest, the governor’s media aide stated that “Governor Bala Mohammed’s description of forests, as “no man’s land”, (please read as gift of nature), is a carry-over from his own geopolitical environment where a pastoralist could set up camp, in any forest, for a few weeks without causing any uproar or opposition.”



This mentality is the main problem we have with them.
Why will you say forest is a "no man's land" when it is some people Commonwealth. A lot of families in the south inherited forest lands, and ordinarily see it as their first means of livelihood.
Some other people even invest (by buying) forest lands hoping to sell it at higher price when it appreciates only for one herdsman to come and be forming no man's land on it.

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by abumeinben(m): 5:34am On Feb 15
Hit and miss govt.

So we all lack understanding.

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by MrNipplesLover(m): 5:35am On Feb 15
Mr. Man, Craze dey worry you ni?


Ogun kill you there!

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by weyreypey: 5:35am On Feb 15
We heard him clearly the first time....




This is even worse than the last provoking speech

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by nanauju(f): 5:35am On Feb 15
angry
Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Lincoln275(m): 5:35am On Feb 15
That’s what he will say nah
Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by ntyce(m): 5:37am On Feb 15
Governor don mid yarn...

As people always say .....

ALWAYS AVOID THE URGE TO SHALAYE

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by OkoYibo: 5:37am On Feb 15
Who is this one again?
Why is it that the North always painstakingly selects the worst type of idiots to speak for them?
Even Akintola of MURIC as foolish as he is won't be this stupid.

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Judolisco(m): 5:38am On Feb 15
Governor chill oh not everyone is gullible like some northerners
Fulanis do carry clubs before or sticks for protection or sharp sword or cutlass
Now they've upgraded to Ak47.. When benue governor said everyone should be carrying a gun for protection people said he should shut up he knew what he was saying....
Very soon they will upgrade into carrying RPG to protect their cows
Nonsense and ingredients

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Yellowplantains: 5:39am On Feb 15
We heard you clearly Mr. Bala, you advocated for killer herdsmen loud and clearly

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by scholes0(m): 5:40am On Feb 15
Of course he will say that.
Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by seunaj: 5:40am On Feb 15
Bala Mohamed would gladly sponsor fulani militias to war when the time comes. End of discussion

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Yankee101: 5:41am On Feb 15
Mailafia said governors where behind boko haram and fulani bandits

They're beginning to show their true colours and we're taking notes

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Re: AK-47 For Herders: Bala Mohammed Says He Was Misunderstood by Pavore9: 5:41am On Feb 15
Misunderstood? shocked

Northern Nigeria is covering almost 80% of the entire land mass of Nigeria, yet for decades they are yet to get that landmass engaged for all year pasture for their livestock.

It is said more than 60% of Israel is desert but the Israeli cows is on record to be the highest producers of milk in the world and they didn't achieve that by roaming around the Middle East with them.

The Federal Government's inaction has been an enabler of the bare faced boldness.

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