Date: October 14, 2019, 05:05:42 PM
Ruga and Fulanization: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
Now, let me make this rather clear: the Fulani citizens of Nigeria have every right to settle wherever they wish in Nigeria. The constitution of Nigeria that grants that citizens right assures them of this protection. No Nigerian has anymore rights to settle anywhere they want in Nigeria, and that should never be denied the Fulani. This is clear to many Nigerians. What is not clear to Nigerians, and why a growing resistance is brewing everywhere in Nigeria against the Fulani is the forced appropriation of ancestral lands by the Fulani, through a project whose end has been described as the “Fulanization” and “Islamization,” of Nigeria. History betrays the Fulani, because the fate of the Hausa vassals of the Fulani, and Afonja in Ilorin is the red flag many Nigerians see. RUGA to them is therefore conquest by other means.
This last paragraph summarizes the issue.We have been living with the Fulani for decades, and in peace.Suddenly, elements among them (including those in government now) decided that it was time to open the borders to their brothers from the rest of West Africa, to start seizing lands from indigenous peoples of Nigeria.Nobody knows how long they had planned to do this, but what matters is that they will not succeed.And the bloodletting must end, too, else a MASSIVE backlash is coming.