Chairman of the Nasarawa State Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Hussaini Mohammed, is extremely upset with the media representation of Fulani Herdsmen and has vowed to take legal action against any journalist who writes any report incriminating Fulani herdsmen in the state from now on.
Hussaini stated this in an interview with Daily Independent while reacting to the media reports about the killing of three police officers who were on their way to restore peace between Agatu and Fulani herdsmen in Maraba Udege in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
“Why should the word Fulani herdsmen be used anytime there is killings of people? That amount to criminalizing the entire Fulani tribe and we will not take that again. The media is the one fuelling this hatred against the Fulani people and we will sue any journalist whose report reflect this henceforth. We are not in support of any Fulani man who kill or involved in any criminal activities, the police should arrest and prosecute any Fulani man if caught. Other tribes like the Niger Delta people started the kidnapping but nobody mentions Niger Delta whenever a kidnapper is arrested, but whenever killings is committed then it is the Fulani herdsmen, we can’t take this anymore.” he said