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Henceforth Calling Miyetti Allah With Bad Name Will Face Legal Action


Henceforth Calling Miyetti Allah With Bad Name Will Face Legal Action.

By Idris Shehu.

Bauchi state chapter of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has warned that henceforth, it will no longer tolerate the phrase “Fulani Herdsmen Attack” by media organizations.

According to the Fulani umbrella body, the use of the phrase is uncalled for, because it is ethnocentric and against the entire Fulani race who are known for hardwork, tolerance and development in all facets of life.

These statements were contained in a press release which was signed by the State Chairman of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Hussaini Muhammad and made available to newsmen in Bauchi yesterday.

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According to the statement, the use of the phrase “Fulani Herdsmen Attack” is the highest form of injustice and ethnic discrimination being shown to the Fulani people who are citizens of Nigeria with full rights as protected under the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.

“The contribution to the well-being and growth of Nigeria by men of the Fulani ethnic group cannot be overemphasized”.

He explained that Fulanis herdsmen were the only ethnic group paying the “Jangal tax” used for the developmental growth of Nigeria in the early years of independence.

“The cows gifted and those eaten as meat during festive seasons are all reared by Fulani ethnic group.Leaders of this country who are from the Fulani ethnic group have done so much to keep this country together for the benefit of all”

Kautal Hore therefore wonders why the media despite it’s professionalism could stoop so low to label an entire group as “attackers” and whereas persons from other ethnic groups commit more heinous offences, they are referred to as either unknown gunmen, bandits, ritualists, armed robbers, but not associated with their tribes.

The Chairman observed that there is no ethnic group in the entire globe whose men are all pious, as there must be a Judas in every twelve and where the said Judas is indentified, he should be called by his act and not his entire group as it’s been done to the Fulani ethnic group.

“History has not forgotten that notorious criminals who are arrested or even killed from other Nigerian ethnic groups were referred to by their individual names and not ethnic group”.

He recalled that the Nigerian media recently reported the criminalities of Terwase Akwaza(a.k.a Gana) being a Tiv man from Benue state, kidnapper kingpin Chukwudubem Onwuamadike(a.k.a Evans) Igbo man from Anambra state, the deadly “Ombatse” cultist group from Egon tribe in Nasarawa state who murdered the men of Nigerian Police Force and Officers of the directorate of State Security Services and Abubakar Shekau of Boko Haram who is a Kanuri man from Borno state, but none was extended to their ethnic groups.

Alhaji Hussaini explained that the manner in which the phrase “Fulani Herdsmen Attack” is used against the Fulani ethnic group makes them feel it is because the
president is a Fulani man and his haters who cannot confront him, choose to go against his entire ethnic group.

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