The Deafening Silence Of Wealthy Cow Owners Arming Fulani Herdsmen For Attacks
Feb 19, 2018 – The Deafening Silence Of Wealthy Nigerian Cow Owners Arming Fulani Hersdmen To Protect Their Investment
By Dr Sunday Ajai
Few weeks ago, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, technically made the head of cow sellers in Ekiti State to take responsibility for any mishap that might be caused in Ekiti State by Fulani herdsmen.
It appears we are all getting it wrong. We are all focusing only on the havocs of Fulani herdsmen but, not on cow owners who actually armed these herdsmen. We need to identify others so that the rest of us may go on our knees to beg them so that their hired herdsmen might stop their destructive tendencies.
Let’s face it, if the rest of us were bent on not allowing the promoters of Biafra to divide the country, we would not also allow the sponsors of herdsmen to expand their territorial ambitions into our backyards. The era of expansion of the territory by force of arms is gone and gone for ever in Nigeria.
A professor of Fulani origin once told us that the Fulani do not eat cows. He said that the Fulani were born to rule. Now we know their agenda.
The APC has mandated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to advise the party. I hope he would be forthright to tell the party that it is losing ground to its opponents with the non-stop of the killings by the herdsmen all over the country.
He should be bold enough to tell the party home and bitter truth.
APC has done a lot to change and reposition this country but, the unrelenting killings by Fulani herdsmen are proving to be a waterloo for the party.
Nobody will remember the good works APC is doing so long those arming the Fulani herdsmen remain unidentified in the Nigerian environment.
A few weeks ago, I went to Kara on Lagos/Ibadan express road, my research was alarming but educative.
The first things I learnt was that even though most of the cows came form the North, many of them also belong to the southern elites mostly politicians and top civil and retired and serving officers. These are the “untouchable Nigerians” who hold the reign of power in the country. That was why the Inspector General of Police was very much handicapped.
I would like cow owners to realize that they are in the business of cow rearing like other businessmen and women in Nigeria. They cannot harry the rest of us to submission. The cow owners are committing sins against God and humanity and it is definitely going to have boomerang effects later in their life.
About the author: Dr. Sunday O. Ajai, email@example.com
February 19, 2018 at 5:13 PM
Thanks to dr Ajai for this eyeopening piece so I see why IGP can’t act, those elites must have bribed him
February 19, 2018 at 5:28 PM
I pity my country. I agree with this article because by I know a boss of mine who has put over 10million into the cow business in 2016
February 19, 2018 at 6:40 PM
The rag tag govt and tootless bulldog commission knew these wealthy cattle business owners but dissipate their energy in chasing yahoo boys and.opposition of the ruling govt.they arm those terrorists with sophisticated weapons,corporate affairs commission have all names of registerged business owners,nafdac and SON are aware too.they are executing their agenda.fayose will complete his tenure in july and hope we wont lose strong voices who expose the evil men in this nation
February 19, 2018 at 7:27 PM
3 comment that’s life for you few days back you were busy lambasting me furiously now you’re concuring with my comment….Wow
February 20, 2018 at 10:33 AM
That was an imformative and thoughtful write up Dr sunday Ajayi. If our leaders, the influncial and powerful ones in the country could be arming civilians who are not part of the constitutionally recognized armed forces in our security apparatus, just to have them protect their business interest, I wonder what message they are transmitting to other armless youths, community leaders and their host where they graze their cattle? As we speak, many youths across the country are now brazing up and arming themselves all in the name of sel-defence against the violent marauders. Then what you will get afterward is more blood sheds, proliferation of armaments and criminality in Nigerian society at large. Again, our leaders are the architect of our problem. We have laws that are well drafted and backed by our national constitution that should be obeyed no matter who you are and how powerful you are. Unfortunately, this is a country where I’ve seen that laws are obsolete and inactive to those in power but active on the poor ones. The association of miyetti Allah cattle breeders whom many serving political officers are avowed members have shown themselves to be above the law. They’ve said loud and clear that they are ready to mobilize their members to resist any anti grazing law promulgated to curb their cattle the right to graze on any field in the country. And time and again, they’ve lived up to their promises resulting into more deaths, distructions of properties and distructions of farmlands worthing millions of nairas. The question now is, why haven’t the IG of police taking up against them the inflammatory statement capable of causing more chaos released by this group of cattle breeders association which our president is also a patron? The ugly situation thus exposed the pitiful condition we find ourselves under APC-led adminstration. The president was recently invited by the the governor of Benue atate where numbers of those killed by those rearing their cows continue to rise steadily, but unbelievably, he turned down the governor’s invitation. This is a man that was overwhelmingly voted for to take us to the promise land. But on the contrary,he has taking many Nigerians to their early grave. Nigerians have indeed learnt their lesson in the hardest way and are ready to exercise their civil right come next year general election to bring to power those who will move the nation forward by restructuring the country.