The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III says while Fulani dominate the kidnapping cartel in the country, they do it in collaboration with people from other ethnic groups.
He said this on Friday in Abuja at a meeting of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association (MACBAN).
The meeting was conveyed to discuss and proffer solutions to the ongoing challenges facing the Fulani herdsmen in the country, especially in the wake of the recent crisis in the South West.
The Sultan, who is the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the MACBAN said there are Fulani that engaged in criminality like there are people of other tribes and ethnic groups that also engaged in different acts of criminalities, hence it is wrong to generalize the crime perpetrated by individuals.
The MACBAN National Secretary, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, said that a large percentage of Fulani herdsmen were migrating from their fatherland to other countries due the unfavourable situation.
“We are going to approach the President to talk to our West African neighbours where we have Fulanis like Senegal, Niger Republic Guinea and Mali, to help us, because most of these bandit cross from neighbouring countries conducted their criminal act and run back,” the Sultan said.