Incessant Fulani attacks: Sen Sani visits, cautions, donates N1m to Kaduna Fulani Community for range dev
Senator representing Kaduna Central, Comrade Shehu Sani, Sunday cautioned violent among the Fulani herds allegedly involved in vengeful attacks in different part of the country to shield their swords in the interest of the entire Fulani race.
Fulani in Nigeria are becoming endangered species in recent times due to series of bloody attacks credited to them by victims’ communities.
Activist turned Politician who reviewed the development when he visited Fulani community at Rafin-Roro , Kasuwar-Magani , Kajuru local government area of Kaduna State, urged the Fulanis to prevail over the very few elements among them, who have been discrediting the Fulanis and giving them bad name.
Citing Agatu community in Benue State and other parts of Nigeria where scores were killed by Fulani herds in retaliation, the lawmaker described the whole thing as disturbing national problem.
According to him, “The problem is political, economical, ecological and social security problems that every Nigerian should be concerned about.”
“The few Fulani people sending wrong message about the true nature of the typical Fulanis is worrisome because Fulanis are naturally peaceful, responsible and good people.
“But I am very much concerned that the activities of few of them involved in violence had seriously demonised the ethnic Fulanis,” he lamented.
While calling on Fulanis to embrace peace and avoid fight over farmland, he promised to empower them by providing with requisite skills, which will help them to be more self sustaining and better their lots.
He said, “I am here to help find alternative means of survival so that you my Fulani brothers can become economically viable, productive and self reliant.
“l am also here to listen to your problems, interact with you and see how to contribute to development of Rafin-Roro village.
“l want to stop Fulanis from engaging in any act that is capable of breaching public peace,” he stressed.
Fielding question from journalists on Nomadic Development Commission bill which he presented on the Senate floor, he explained that the essence of the bill is to establish the commission as an agency of government that will support, empower and rehabilitate the Fulani.
According to him, it is going to be modelled in such a a way as that of Niger Delta Commission.
“The commission will basically support , empower Fulanis and take care or their animals,” he reiterated.
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