The popular OAP has weighed in on the recent killing of Igbos by Fulani herdsmen..He says contrary to information making the rounds, Fulanis are not after Igbos and this should not be used as a propaganda by those wanting to split the country. He wrote
I hereby offer my deepest condolence to my brothers and sisters, the Igbo people. The slaughter in Enugu was heinous to say the least, and to imagine that such an act could occur in 2016 is sickening. However, the Fulani herds men are not after the Igbo people, like some are trying to insinuate, by whipping up sentiment to incite and instigate people. They are against anyone who doesn’t rear cows. They are a menace and should be stopped by all means necessary, including a ‘shoot at sight’ military order if the situation requires. Nonetheless, we should take into cognizance that not every Hausa or Fulani man is our enemy, and even they are at the mercy of these cattle herdsmen.
The Fulani people are estimated at 40million according to Adeyiga Adebayo, whose detailed report on this menace can be found online ….
In this report Adeyiga states “some local Governments in Benue State were savagely attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen who killed hundreds of people, torched houses, sacked some communities and occupied them. For instance in Ghajimba, headquarters of Guma L.G.A., no less than 25 farmers were massacred.” When I brought up this argument on Facebook, a lady tackled me saying “we all know that there are more chistians in Benue”.
What about Katsina or Kaduna? Another portion of the Adeyiga write-up states: “Again, moments before President Goodluck Jonathan’s recent visit to Katsina State, the Fulani struck there killing over a hundred people. On Sunday March 16, 2014, marauders believed to be Fulani herdsmen attacked several communities under Maroa Chiefdom in Southern Kaduna killing over 200 persons mostly women and children, burning many houses, farms and food barns”.