Activities of Fulani Herdsmen Threaten Peaceful Co-Existence, Says Emir of Ilorin


Hammed Shittu in Ilorin

The Kwara state chairman of Traditional Council and Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, on Tuesday declared that, the current activities of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country was a serious threat to the corporate and peaceful existence of the nation.

He however charged the federal government to put in all efforts to curtail the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the country.

Speaking in Ilorin, the state capital, while receiving the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, and his entourage at his palace, Oja- Oba, Ilorin, Alhaji Gambari said that there was need for the federal government to take urgent step to address the issue before it gets out hand so as not to degenerate into the current full blown Boko Haram activities.

Osibanjo was in Ilorin on official visit to the company site of Kam Steel Integrated Company where he laid the foundation laying of multi billion naira Kam Integrated Steel Project located at Jimba- Oja town along Ilorin- Ganmo road, Ilorin.

Gambari who spoke against the backdrop of the incessant Fulani herdsmen attacks in some parts of the country said that,‎ “the activities of Fulani herdsmen is threatening existence of Nigeria as an entity”.

The royal father said that, “the federal government should be more serious in dealing with the incessant security issue”.

He added, “The Fulani herdsmen were not Nigerians, they are migrating herdsmen from other parts of Africa and people get it wrong when they describe the rampaging and destructive herdsmen as Fulani herdsmen. They are not Fulani.

“They are wandering and migrating tribe of people going everywhere. They are here to destroy Nigeria entity. So, it behoves on the federal government to be more serious on the issue so that it doesn’t become another Boko Haram on our hands”.