Fulani Christians under the umbrella body of Fulani Christians Association of Nigeria (FULCAN) are insisting that it is wrong to refer to them as killers and violent herdsmen.
The group accused the rest of the country of associating them with other violent herdsmen known for clashing with farmers across the nation, describing such notions as 'erroneous'.
This statement was made by the Chairman of FULCAN, Reverend Buba Aliyu, who also called on the Fulani race to step out and educate their children on the wrong notion being spread against them and free themselves from the deep-seated and widespread stigmatization and stereotyping.
Reverend Buba Aliyu. Credit: Google.
"The Fellowship brings together Fulani across the entire West African region. The denominations that came together to form FULCAN were Baptist, CRCN, NKST, EYN, COCIN, ECWA, Anglican, TEKAN, SIM among others, and unite the entire Fulani who Ire Christians in Nigeria and other West African countries. We the Fulanis that have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour want people to understand that the Fulani man you see if educated properly will contribute to the development of society.
If you go back to history and the accounts of the Holy Bible you will discover that among those God manifested Himself to were herders. My greatest concern is that our Fulani people left education behind saying that they want to herd, forgetting that today, the world has got to a point that you don't even see bushes any longer because of population.
That is why we as Fulani Christians are calling on the Fulani race to step out of what they are into and educate their children on how to know God and God will also know them. By this, nobody will submit himself to go and be perpetrating evil. Any religion that says you should carry arms and go and kill your fellow brother does not know God. This is because this life you are taking belongs to God".
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