Law Abiding Fulani Herdsmen Are Welcome to Our Land- Ohaneze Ndigbo
The activities of some bad herdsmen in many parts of Southern Nigeria forced the Southern governors to ban open grazing in all parts of Southern Nigeria. Although this move was criticized heavily by some Northerners, the governors did not, however, stop their decision, they went ahead to set a deadline when states in the Southern region need to implement the decision reached in Asaba, Delta State.
This singular act led many herdsmen who could no longer cope in the South-East region to relocate back to the North, halting their cattle business in the process. As it stands now, the Ohaneze Ndigbo are calling law-abiding Fulani herdsmen to come back to the South-East and continue their business.
In our today’s political report, we will adduce reasons why the move by Ohaneze Ndigbo to welcome law-abiding Fulani herdsmen in the South-East is commendable.
According to a report made by Vanguard, the Youth Wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo has revealed their readiness to welcome back law-abiding Fulani herdsmen in the South-East. This call was made by the Deputy National President, Youth Wing, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones, in Owerri.
Why should this move be commended by all Nigerians?.
I think every peace-loving Nigerian needs to see this as a good move. This call by Ohaneze Ndigbo for law-abiding Fulani herdsmen to return to business in all parts of South-East is commendable. This will help foster the relationship between Fulani and the people of the South-East. It will also help change the narrative that Igbos dislike Fulanis.
Who are the Fulanis that are law-abiding?
I think law-abiding Fulanis should be those that have a job, house, and also pay taxes to the state government. I think those Fulanis should be numbered and made to live with other members of the public instead of staying in the forest all the time. They need to be numbered and identified.
What is your view on this?.