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Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by bolaayenimo: 9:38am On Feb 23
Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Simon Lalong, chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Plateau State governor on Tuesday said Fulani herdsmen alone should not be singled out for blame for carrying AK-47 as farmers are also guilty of the same offence.

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed had incurred the wrath of Nigerians last week when he said herdsmen are compelled to carry AK-47 and other firearms for self-defence.

However, speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Sunrise Daily’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, Lalong said an investigation by the Nigerian Governors’ Forum also showed that farmers also carry AK-47 and other firearms for protection.
According to him when the farmers-herdsmen crisis occurred in Plateau state, both herdsmen and farmers were arrested with AK-47.

He said, “I am not justifying anybody carrying AK-47 but don’t forget in the cause of our deliberations and investigations, it was not only Fulanis that were carrying AK-47, but even farmers are also carrying AK-47.
“Farmers are also carrying AK-47 because when you talk about them, it is just a proliferation of arms with respect to guiding and everybody trying to protect himself. We shouldn’t allow people to have self-help. When they talk about AK-47, I have not seen anybody talk about that.

“But at the time there were farmers-herdsmen clashes here, we arrested people. Farmers were holding AK-47 and the herdsmen were also holding AK-47.

“So, if you want all of them not to hold AK-47, you must put deliberate efforts towards curtailing the influx of light arms and secondly, to also find ways of taking these people away from their old ways of farming and then introduce them into the modern system.

On the decision by some governors to ban open grazing, the governor said it will be difficult to implement if alternatives are not provided.

“First of all, you must provide an alternative. You don’t wake up today and say ‘No, you can’t do poultry’. If you say you are not going to do poultry, those into it will ask ‘what alternative are you giving us? This has always been my point.

“Open grazing is out of fashion but what do we do as an alternative? We must be able to teach people the modern way of animal husbandry and also sensitive to them before they understand. Otherwise, if you just wake up tomorrow and say you ban it, it will be difficult. To be honest with you, it will be difficult to implement because not everybody will understand,” Lalong said.
https://www.independent.ng/dont-blame-fulanis-alone-farmers-also-carry-ak-47-for-self-defence-lalong/

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by tsephanyah(f): 9:39am On Feb 23
Voice of reasons. Christian from the North don't let IPOB terrorist and black goat worshipers fool you into believing they're friends, they're not. They just want the APC presidential ticket and they don't know how to go about it. Lemme tell you this one of your own, a Christian in the North will be vice president while Muslim from South West will be the president. Let's Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Ahmed0336(m): 9:41am On Feb 23
undecided


Abeg fellow nairalanders, how many farmers get AK 47 compared to herdsmen

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Monogamy: 9:41am On Feb 23
Have they been carrying weapon before the killing and attacks by herdsmen?

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Comedian2019: 9:43am On Feb 23
You have to be shameless liar to succeed as an APC member.

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by loopman: 9:44am On Feb 23
Lalong is the typical Fulani slave

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by nairavsdollars(f): 9:47am On Feb 23
I tell you
loopman:
Lalong is the typical Fulani slave

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by kings59: 9:50am On Feb 23
He is defending killer herdsmen.

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by StaffofOrayan(m): 9:56am On Feb 23
Chai everybody stumbling over themselves to defend Fulanis!
When you fear Fulanis more than the people that you represent!

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by NwaNimo1(m): 9:56am On Feb 23

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by bayadebayo: 9:56am On Feb 23
no be farmers u won talk, na fishermen... oponu

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by HigherEd: 9:56am On Feb 23
There are many stupid ppl in this country

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Jwonder(m): 9:56am On Feb 23
grin They are using the media to twist the truth.

First they called it Farmers-Herders crisis, making it seem like farmers were where at war with herders, when in reality it’s the fulani herders that invade peoples farm land.
The story has now changed to farmers also carry Ak-47, if there is any truth in this, the herders crisis would have decreased, because no man will enter the farm land of a man with an assault rifle.

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by swiz123(m): 9:57am On Feb 23
Recent happenings in Nigeria has revealed most Nothern prominent men to be complacent in the series of security challenges we face.

Folks like Gumi, Bala Mohammed, and now Lalong are terrorists. If bandits are described as bandits because they are believed to lack any religious or political motive, these aforementioned 3 has all the pre-requisite motives to be termed a terrorist.

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by forgiveness: 9:57am On Feb 23
tsephanyah:
Voice of reasons. Christian from the North don't let IPOB terrorist and black goat worshipers fool you into believing they're friends, they're not. They just want the APC presidential ticket and they don't know how to go about it. Lemme tell you this one of your own, a Christian in the North will be vice president while Muslim from South West will be the president. Let's Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

Lol. It seems you read Bible alot despite being a Muslim. grin

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by IamPlato(m): 9:57am On Feb 23
...


Na thunder go kill your papa... Why won't they carry gun?

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Dailymice: 9:57am On Feb 23
grin
Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by KnightsTemplar(m): 9:57am On Feb 23
This Idea of Favouring Northerners should be put to stop. They should allow southerner carry AK47 too, abi do they think we don't have farmers here, and citizens who are also threatened by insecurity bedevilling the country.

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by SmartPolician: 9:58am On Feb 23
I'm sure Plateau indigenes (Berom and others) will be looking at Lalong and be wondering how they ended up with this mistake of a man. undecided undecided undecided

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by theFilmtric: 9:58am On Feb 23
blame or not

When the cup is full

The Fulani will almost go extinct


They will rush to the UN and nothing will be done

The South,reasonable Northerners are tired of such impunity


They will be an endangered species


theFilmtricsay

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by maxiuc(m): 9:58am On Feb 23
:DKi
Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by NaijaOlosho(f): 9:58am On Feb 23
Madness
Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Jerryherd: 9:58am On Feb 23
cool



Brain dead Northern Governors

AK 47 weights about 4 kilogram or there about how exactly will a farmer using hoes and cutlass to til the soil strap a 4kg riffle

*Matawale ; bandits are not criminals
*Bala Mohammed ; Fulani should carry Ak47
*Bala Mohammed ; Yoruba Hausa and Igbo are responsible for Banditry, Fulanis are the victims
*Ahmed Lawan; Southwest governors responsible for insecurity
*Lallong ; Farmers also carries AK 47



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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by tillaman(m): 9:58am On Feb 23
Even if they carry guns which I seriously doubt I So you expect them to put their hands Akimbo while their killer herdsmen slaughter them
No one wants to be at the mercy of this Buhari led administration GEJ’s regime no worse like this na

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by BOOZELEE: 9:58am On Feb 23
Proud middlebeltan slave

Instead of fighting for freedom they are supporting there oppressors.If some part of the south break away from u guys,u guys will hear Wii.

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by twilliamx(m): 9:58am On Feb 23
Lord Lugard....may your existing generation suffer the same fate you have put this country. May they be disunited and never be free from internal ruckus and war! Same goes for all those who joined this useless contraption together for personal benefit including the queen

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Stephendeals: 9:58am On Feb 23
grin

This is absolutely hilarious...

These leaders are competing daily for who is the most irrational and senseless

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Re: Lalong: Don’t Blame Herdsmen Alone, Farmers Also Carry AK-47 For Self-Defence by Nightalan: 9:59am On Feb 23
Even if it's true, would the farmers be wielding AK47 if their lives were not threatened by the marauding killer herdsmen!? These brain dead people are not even pretending to have sense or solutions to this problem.

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