Date: October 23, 2019, 06:34:26 AM
Clearly, there is a Fulanization Agenda: This Interview settles it : Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Most cases the crisis are precipitated by those outside Nigeria. When there is a reprisal, it is not the Fulani man that is within Nigeria that causes it. It is that culture of getting revenge which is embedded in the tradition of the Fulani man that attracts reprisals from all over the … “
Sunrise Daily Question: “Does that mean that those Fulani who are from outside the country can come in and this plan would accommodate them as well?”Gov Mohammed: “Yes that is what we want to do, but it has to be done through sensitization, telling them you have to buy into the project. You use the language, and the culture to be able to convince them… criminalization of pastoralism is the problem we have in this project.It would require people they believe in, who they can trust; people like us from that part of the country.”
Sunrise DailyQuestion: “Is the place going to be fenced so that not just anyone can come in and stay there…?”Gov Mohammed: “No no no it is going to be a colony …”Sunrise Daily Question: “But you understand why people are concerned about security issues happening over time…?”Gov Mohammed: “These forests are there anyway. If you don’t occupy them and create a colony out of them, they create places for the criminals. And today, that is why you have the Sambisa forest because it not being utilized.”
Sunrise Daily Question: “Why should federal government use resources from this country to accommodate Fulani men who are not Nigerians?”Gov Mohammed: “You see as I’ve said, we are already accommodating them. Do you delineate and know who is a Fulani man from Nigeria? They are all Nigerian because their identity and citizenship is Nigerian even though we have relations all over the world; all over Africa. And so presumably they are Nigerians. I think you get me. That is the misunderstanding. They move from one place to another and they are relations, and kith and kin from all over the country and even outside the country. That is why our own population is fluid. You cannot certainly say this is the population of Nigeria.”
Sunrise Daily Question: “So these whole things were presented in NEC and NEC agreed and accepted to do this?”Gov: Once decisions are taken, you don’t give dissenting view. We look at the peculiarities. Some of us think that it is a very good thing...”
A Fulani man sees himself as a Bayelsan; as somebody coming from the Niger delta, because he speaks the Niger delta language which you and I don’t. And we would have to take this as part of our own heritage, something that is African.