A former Governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has condemned the profiling of Fulani herdsmen as criminals.
In an interview with journalists shortly after his revalidation as a member of the All Progressives Congress, at the Destination Bauchi Hotel, on Monday, the former governor said Fulani herdsmen are being treated unfairly in Nigeria.
He said herdsmen, who have provided the country with a minimum of one million cattle to slaughter daily, have been neglected by the federal government over the years.
According to him, if the government could release huge sums of money as subsidies in agriculture, why can’t the government subsidise pastoralism?
Boko Haram And ISWAP Kill Themselves In Gun Battle.
The Nigerian Army has reacted to the clash between the Abubakar Shekau faction of Boko Haram and members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Recall that the battle between the two terror groups reportedly took place in Sunawa, a border area between Nigeria and the Niger Republic.
The clash resulted in the death of many fighters from both sides but more from the ISWAP camp, Naija News gathered.
A report on the incident, monitored on the BBC Hausa website also has it that ISWAP abducted dozens of women linked to Boko Haram which prompted the counter-attack to rescue the abducted women.
Reacting to the development on Monday, spokesperson of the Army, Mohammed Yerima said the incident has exposed the disorganized nature of Boko Haram.
Another Prominent PDP Member Joins APC.
A two-time governorship candidate in Ogun State, Otunba Rotimi Paseda, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the ongoing revalidation and registration exercise of the party.
Paseda, who contested the governorship election in 2015 on the platform of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) and as the governorship flagbearer for Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 2019, was registered by his ward chairman, Idowu Osunkoya.
Shortly after his registration that took place at Ward 14, St Paul Polling Unit 3, in Itale, Omu-Ijebu, Odogbolu Local Government of the state, Paseda stated that his decision to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in response to the yearnings of his followers.
3 Powerful PDP Governors Reportedly Set To join APC.
A report by The Punch indicates that the alleged plan by Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state and his Cross River State counterpart, Governor Ben Ayade, to defect to All Progressives Congress (APC) has sent jittery to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Legit.ng gathered that the newspaper said the negotiations are being handled by the chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state.
The report said that an impeccable source within the APC said that Governor Ifeanyi Uguwanyi of Enugu state was also being targeted by the APC but had declined their advances.
The newspaper noted that Governor Matawalle of Zamfara state had already been accepted by top APC leaders like a former governor of the state, Senator Ahmed Yerima, who had stated publicly that Matawalle would defect.
According to the report, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state was also expected to join the APC soon and had already begun taking pro-APC positions on several matters.
It also noted that Governor Ayade of Cross River state said that he had fallen out with his predecessor, Senator Liyel Imoke.
The report also added that a former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, is also expected to leave the PDP soon along with some governors before the registration exercise of the APC ends.
Dino Melaye Slams APC.
Dino Melaye, a former Senator who represented Kogi West Senatorial District has compared the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC) to a redemption camp.
He made the comparison on Monday via his verified Twitter page.
Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of Interior had shared a similar concern. While revalidating his APC membership at Ifofin, Ward 8, on Friday, Aregbesola had said that ”killers have joined APC”.
However, he didn’t mention any name.
Sheikh Gumi Speaks Again.
Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has reiterated that Fulani herdsmen involved in banditry are victims of circumstance.
Gumi restated his position during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.
The cleric has previously advocated for the bandits to be granted amnesty after meeting them in the bush.
According to Gumi, the herdsmen-bandits are engaged in an ethnic war against other peoples, including the sedentary Fulani. The solution, he added, was dialogue.
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