I won’t apologise over my comments on Fulani herdsmen, says Bauchi governor

Bauchi State governor, Mallam Bala Mohammed, has insisted that he has no apologies to make over his comments kicking against the profiling of the Fulani tribe as killers and kidnappers.

Speaking at the official launching of the 2020/2021 annual livestock vaccination campaign, held at Galambi Cattle ranch in Bauchi on Wednesday, the governor insisted that labeling a particular tribe with crime is unfair.

“We kicked against the profiling of the Fulanis as killers and kidnappers, we have no apology for what we have done because what we have done is to say the truth, that there is no tribe or group that is free from criminality.

”We are not saying that to spite anybody or spark unnecessary controversy, we have made our point. Nigerians across the board has discussed it and I am happy to say that from all indications, majority of sensible Nigerians have appreciated what we have said and that is the point.”

He said his administration will free resources which belongs to the Fulani pastoralists in order for them to have their own right of way, thereby reducing the conflicts between them and farmers.

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