Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has revealed the identities of bandits wreaking havoc in Nigeria, particularly the northern parts of the country are known, they are Fulani’s.
The governor of President Muhammadu Buhari’s state of origin, said the criminal elements who have plunged the entire nation into an unusual security crisis are majorly Fulani herdsmen.
Governor Masari made the claim on Monday while featuring on a Channels Television programme, ‘Politics Today’.
He revealed that the elements have the same religion, language as himself, stressing that they have been living “with us for hundreds of years”.
He said, “Bandits are persons who speak the same language as me. They profess the same religious beliefs as me.
“These bandits are not aliens, they are people we know. They are people that have been living with us for hundreds of years.
“The infiltration we have from some African countries and non-African countries, are people of the Fulani extraction.
“Majority of those involved in this banditry are Fulanis. Whether it is believable or not, that is the truth. These are people who live in the forest and their major occupation is rearing of cattle.”
like other states in the north, Katsina has witnessed a high level of insecurity birthed by the activities of bandits who have consistently killed residents and have continued abduct others for ransom purposes