The National Vice Chairman of the Umbrella body of Fulani cattle rearers, The Miyetti Allah Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Muhammadu Jaure has said that judges and the police were to be blamed for the increasing crimes alleged to have been perpetrated by persons of Fulani extraction in the country.
Alhaji Jaure who spoke in an interview with journalists at an interactive session between Fulani leaders and the commissioner of police in Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital, noted that some of the crimes were committed by individuals who pretended to be Fulani.
He added that the association would not forgive any Fulani man engaged in banditry.
His words, “But we want to state that any Fulani who steals, robs or kidnaps any person for ransom, we will never forgive such a person or people. Worst of all (is), if they are arrested, it won’t take three months and the judges will release them. For what?
He however, admitted that there were saboteurs among their members who were involved in kidnapping, armed robbery and other forms of crime.