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You Don’t Own Bushes, We Must Settle In Your States – Herdsmen To South East Governors
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You Don’t Own Bushes, We Must Settle In Your States – Herdsmen To South East Governors

Jayfred Ugo

Jayfred Ugo

Fulani herdsmen have demanded northern and southern governors to provide lands in their respective states for settlement and cow rearing, adding that Fulani tribe is the largest ethnic group in Nigeria.

Abdullahi Bodejo, the National President of the Fulani herdsmen group, who spoke on behalf of members, said the governors from the southern region had no right to warn Fulani herdsmen against wandering through the bushes with their cows in the region.

"Fulanis are ready to collect not only Sambisa; every state in this country should give the Fulani someplace to settle, as they are the largest ethnic group in Nigeria,” Bodejo stated.

“Palke people trek with their cows from Maiduguri to Anambra to sell, this means it is a Fulani culture, and you don’t just go and touch people’s culture.

“If Borno State governor says he has given the Fulani Sambisa forest to go and settle, let him start to implement it, but it should not be a politics thing.

"Fulani are ready to collect not only Sambisa; every state in this country should give the Fulani someplace to settle, as they are the largest ethnic group in Nigeria.

"Let every governor; both in the North and the South carve out an area for the Fulani in their respective states.”