In what looked like a repeat of history,an order given by the Yoruba Activist, Sunday Igboho to Fulani herdsmen to vacate Igboho town for their nefarious activities has made reoccur in Taraba state, as the Emir of Muri Empire, Abbas Tafida, has issued a 30-day ultimatum to herdsmen in the state to vacate their forest.
The Emir’s action has caused palpable fear in some parts of Taraba State after he gave the order on Tuesday after the Eid prayers.
The Emir lamented that the herders who were received into the state, have been terrorizing residents of the state, kidnapping, killing and raping his subjects which are the same cries in every of the 36 states of the federation including the FCT.
In his words, “Our Fulani herdsmen in the forests, you came into this state and we accepted you, why then will you be coming to towns and villages to kidnap residents, even up to the extent of raping our women?
“Because of this unending menace, every Fulani herdsman in this state has been given 30 days ultimatum to vacate the forests.
“We are tired of having sleepless nights and the hunger alone in the land is enormous and we will not allow it to continue.”
The intention of the Emir is the kernel of the noise of insecurity which has caused agitations in some quarters.
Most Nigerians have said President Buhari has been looking on the other side while the bandits commit atrocities and untold hardship on the citizens he swore on oath to protect.
Many Nigerians have been miffed on why Northern leaders’ especially traditional leaders have been quiet while their subjects suffer and in some instances killed with properties burnt. Now that the Emir of Muri Empire, Abbas Tafida has played a tune like the wanted agitators, will he be in trouble like other loud protesters?
Patmos media online