The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 11 has declared that Fulanis are not terrorists or criminals as perceived by some Nigerians.
Sanusi made the declaration at the weekend in Minna at a National Executive Council meeting of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
According to him, Fulanis are Nigerians who are law abiding citizens that respect the constituted authorities in the country. He urged Nigerians to avoid ethnic profiling whenever a crime is committed by persons of certain tribe saying criminals have no tribal marks.
He urged the various Fulani associations to identify criminals within their midst for prosecution and called on the herders to imbibe the culture of patient and perseverance even in the face of provocation.
The Emir also urged stakeholders to also liaise with state governors of Niger, Kogi, Nasarawa and Kano who have indicated interest to allocate grazing reserves with a view to developing them.