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President Buhari To Fulani Herdsmen: Northern Elders Have No Right To Tell You To Leave The South

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President Buhari Orders Fulani Herdsmen To Ignore Northern Elders Return Order

Muhammadu Buhari has called on all Nigerians to ignore the recent call by the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) to Fulani herders, asking them to leave the southern part of Nigeria.

According to a statement by the President’s spokesperson, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari said all citizens of Nigeria are free to move and live within any part of the country they please, whether or not they are originally from there.

“In line with our country’s constitution, the government of Nigeria and the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will protect citizens of Nigeria wherever they find themselves.

“No one has the right to ask anyone or group to depart from any part of the country, whether North, South, East or West,” Shehu quoted the President as saying.

The presidential aide questioned the intentions of the NEF and the other so-called leaders in delving into issues with unsolicited, ill-intentioned advice.

Shehu said: “They have no one’s authority to make such pronouncements.

“The polarising role of the Northern Elders Forum and all those other groups dabbling into issues of security to score cheap political points has for long been a sore point in Nigeria’s body polity.

“They should not be allowed to mislead anyone, least of all the Fulani herders.

“The Buhari administration is fully devoted to finding a lasting solution to the herder-farmer clashes in different parts of Nigeria- one that would be acceptable to all the parties involved.’’

Shehu quoted the president as calling on all Nigerians to help keep the peace in the country.(NAN)



  1. Ace

    July 17, 2019 at 11:00 PM

    Most people who got close to the Fulani herdsmen, have said they have foreign accent, meaning, they aren’t typical Nigerians.
    But is it proper for them to be killing, maiming innocent people?
    Mr President, please be clear on your utterances. What are you doing to curtail the herdsmen menaces?
    God help us all ?
    Something needed to be done fast.

    • Amanda

      July 18, 2019 at 2:12 AM

      Is it his duty or law enforcement?

      He said the right thing by not being discriminatory.

      Whether they have different accent or not is irrelevant. There are many different accent in the country.

      How do you determine who is from nigeria and who is not?.

      Arent there other tribes in predominantly Fulani region of the North?

      When it comes to crimes, law enforcement are tasked to protect the citizens regardless of ethnicity.

      But Nigerians are too racist amongst themselves. This is very sad.

      Leave Buhari alone


        July 18, 2019 at 5:18 AM

        I wouldn’t expect anything less from you Amanda a staunch ally of Buhari. Even if Buhari is wrong in certain matters involving his system of governance, you will still blindly back him up and tell people to leave him alone for you. Well done mrs Buhari. The law enforcement agencies that you said are tasked to protect the citizens regardless of ethnicity , have you asked yourself if they’ve once arrested and convicted any Fulani herdsmen involved in killing innocent Nigerians? Many high profile killings have been carried out by Fulani militiamen under the very watch of your beloved president but has so far failed to issue any statement condemning their atrocities or order the security operatives to apprehend those involved in the killings of innocent Nigerians. Yet you asked people to leave buhari Alone for you? Evidently,you are a supporter of evil. Buhari has refused to comment this while but when the northern elders ordered that all herdsmen from the south should go back to the north, that is when the speechless president voiced out loud and clear his full support and backing for their permanent stay in the south despite reports of their onslaught on their hosts. I wonder who is now more racist between Nigerians and your beloved president including you.

      • Fifelomo

        July 18, 2019 at 8:15 AM

        Like, did I just read the above? How did we get to this point in this country?


    July 18, 2019 at 1:40 AM

    What do you expect from the grand patron of miyeti allah?As you can see cows life is more precious to him than that of human.Next level is a scam.

  3. iron bar

    July 18, 2019 at 3:05 AM

    clueless fellow in aso villa who believe his tyrannical stance will earn him pultzer award or place him guiness book of records.
    sensible ones in the region knew in the consequences and called him to order but his military era ideology wont let him heed the call.
    He has pocketed judiciary ,where sharia chief justice was confirmed today,legislative arm in his pocket and no ministers up till this moment. yeye de smell

  4. Mon

    July 18, 2019 at 6:46 AM

    British, leave Indigenous people from that contraption called Nigeria to take charge of their destiny, you have fucked them up for a very long time, these so called Fulanis have nothing to do with good things or innovation, they prefer to live and die inside forest or bushes, this man is not in charge of anything, he don’t even know what is happening. We witnessed all his gaffe during that their sham election campaign.

    Dead can not lead the living.

  5. DB

    July 18, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    If we remove Fulani herdsmen, RUGA, banditry, kidnapping from this Fulani regime, I am wondering what positive this administartion has on its record. Shame on all the people who supported and are still supporting this mediocrity!

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