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Ondo did not order Fulani herders to vacate – Jigawa Gov. clarifies

Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa in Akure, the Ondo state capital, for a meeting by Governors, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association and security officials on Monday, January 25

Governor Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has cautioned Nigerians against people he described as warmongers, who he claims are using the country’s diversity to bring about divisibility.

He said contrary to wide spread ‘disinformation’, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo did not order Fulani herdsmen out of the State, rather the government wants to identify criminals that operate in the forests.

‘Bad elements’ were trying to give the policy a tribal undertone, he said in a statement on Monday, after attending a meeting by the Governor’s Forum, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association and security agents in Ondo.

The statement stated that there was so “much instigation on both the southern and northern regions by warmongers that seek to set Nigerians against one another”.

It further stated that the security situation affects all parts of the country, pointing out that the Nigerian Governors’ Forum will not tolerate criminality in any form.

Usman Mohammed Zaria

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