The Fulani socio-cultural group, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Bauchi State chapter has cautioned against labeling the Fulani tribe as criminals.
The state chairman of the group, Alhaji Hussaini Muhammad, stated this yesterday while briefing newsmen in Bauchi.
He said labeling the Fulani tribe as criminals was unconstitutional because it violates the fundamental human rights of the Fulani people.
Hussaini also warned that against the use of “Fulani herdsmen attack” by media organisations, saying the phrase was uncalled for, ethnocentric and against the entire Fulani race, who are known for hard work, tolerance and development.
He wondered why some media outfit, despite their professionalism could stoop so low to label an entire group as “attackers”.
“But when persons from other ethnic groups commit more heinous offences, they are referred to as unknown gunmen, bandits, ritualists, armed robbers, but not associated with their tribes,” he said.
“We observe there is no ethnic group in the entire globe whose men are all pious, as there must be a Judas in every twelve and where the said Judas is identified, he should be called by his actions and not his entire group as it’s been done to the Fulani ethnic group,” he added.
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