In a swift reaction to the call by Miyetti Allah national coordinator in Benue State, Alhaji Garus Gololo, that the President of Senate, Bukola Saraki should resign his position immediately or be forced to do so, the Seriiki Fulani of Nasarawa State and Board of Trustees Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Walid Jubrin yesterday condemned the call.
Speaking with newsmen in Abuja, Jibrin challenged the Miyetti Allah to openly condemn the statement, so that it will not be misconstrued as the general position of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association.
Explaining that the Fulani associations are up to 25, the Seriki Fulani, who is also the PDP BoT Chairman, said that when people talk of Miyetti Allah, it should not be misconstrued as the generality of Fulanis in Nigeria.
He added that “I will try my best to see that I bring them together, so that they will not shy away from their responsibility of defending the course of the entire Fulanis, that is to say that they should never engineer crisis, they should only safeguard the interest of the entire Fulanis by not being agents of attack.
“We the Fulani concern elders are now trying to bring all these Fulanis association together, so that we can talk with one voice.”
The BoT explained how far he had gone to address the issue of herdsmen attacked in Taraba state and how he’s planning to go to Benue to meet the governor, the leadership of Tiv and the Fulani people to look at the pros and cons of the herdsmen issues.
He said: “Like I earlier did, I went to Taraba State to meet with the governor, the leaders and Fulani elders and the meeting is yielding results.
I intend to go to Benue to meet the governor, the leadership of Tiv people and the Fulani people to look at the pros and cons of the issues of Fulani herdsmen.
This can only be solved by dialogue and mediation. We should not be tired of discussing these issues, so that the matter will die down and so that everybody will appreciate each other.
“We Fulanis, we will also educate our people to understand the Nigeria problem, the problem of rearing and also to find many alternatives and most importantly, to educate our Fulani children so that when they are educated, most of these problems will reduce.”