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President Buhari Directs Any Fulani Caught with AK-47 Rifles Be Charged to Court

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  • President Buhari Directs Any Fulani Caught with AK-47 Rifles Be Charged to Court

    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed that any Fulani man caught in possession of AK-47 rifles should be charged to court, Vanguard newspaper reports.

    The President made this known in Jalingo, the Taraba State capital during his visit to the state with the intention to commiserate with people that lost loved ones in the wake of violence that ravaged the area recently.

    The President in Jalingo, Taraba State, met with the various traditional rulers as well, listened to the complaints of the various ethnic groups in the State.

    He lamented lack of oneness and inability of the people to live together in peace as brothers and sisters and said that his reason for visiting Taraba State first was due to the large-scale killing at Mambila Plateau which he described as more than the number of those killed in Benue and Zamfara states.

    He said he will soon embark on the same visit to Zamfara and Benue states, also to condole with those who lost their loved ones.

    The President then called on the traditional rulers in the state to go to their chiefdoms and preach peace among their subjects for peaceful coexistence among their people. He likened traditional rulers in Nigeria to land lords, while politicians like himself as the President and Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State were visitors who might not stay on their seats for ever.
    “Any Fulani man caught with AK-47 should be charged to court. You, the traditional rulers are going to remain on your stools till you die; Ishaku (the governor) and I may not last on our seats for long but you are going to be there till you die.

    “Please go to your domains and initiate peace among your people. These killings will not help us,” President Buhari said. The representatives of Yandan, Fulani and Mambila tribes who were allowed to speak on the occasion, called on the President to instil justice in the land for the people to live in peace.