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Stop stigmatizing Fulani herdsmen — Tinubu warns Nigerians

The national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Sunday warned against stigmatizing herdsmen in the country.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

/ by Joe Adams
APC national leader, Bola Tinubu 
The national leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu Sunday warned against stigmatizing herdsmen in the country.

He advised against using the incident to divide the country.

Recall that the family of the Yoruba leader and the Pan Yoruba Socio- Political group, Afenifere have insisted that the 58 year old mother of two was shot dead by Fulani herdsmen who had attempted to kidnap her and others three occupants in the Black Land Truser Jeep marked LAGOS AAA 147 FM.



Tinubu who was accompanied by a former Osun State governor, Bisi Akande said this when he visited Pa Fasoranti to console him over the killing of her second daughter by suspected Fulani Herdsmen along Benin/ Ore/ Sagamu expressway.

Speaking with newsmen after a close-door meeting with Pa Fasoranti, Tinubu when asked the identities of the killers said” We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem.

“I am extremely concerned about security, i don’t want a stigma, i can go through history of kidnapping in Nigeria and we know how and where it all started, there are a lot of copycats.

“How many years ago have we face the insecurity in the country? There are cases of kidnapping, is Evans too who was arrested and made disclosures was also a herdsman?.



“I don’t want to be political, but i will ask where are the cows?

“I am a nationalist and the security concern and challenge right now must be face squarely throughout Nigeria.

“The incident that affected one member of our family Mrs Olakunrin is seriously sad and unacceptable but nobody can return her alive, she has answered the call of her creator.

“We must not use this incident to divide ourselves but we must use it as a cure to the security problem


“Additional police, additional patrol, and additional security reinforcement along Ore road and various flash points across the country are necessary and i have discussed this among the various authorities. The Ondo state governor is eminently aware and being proactive about this.

“The security challenges are numerous across this country and to fight it we are going through that, more police are being recruited and it takes time to train and deploy them to various areas, nobody prepares more than necessary for this.

“But if you look at Zamfara, Osun, Ondo, Ekiti and all areas, then we need to fight poverty, unemployment and the causes that might lead people to crying.


“Equally we must create opportunity to convert this tragedy to prosperity.

Funke is very close to me and she died a premature death. Only four or five days ago, we chatted and i know what she discussed with me and about Baba’s health conditions.
“We just pray that this will not happen again

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