The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has absolved Fulani herdsmen of responsibility for all the atrocities committed across the country, describing them as peaceful, lovable and honest in their dealings with other tribes.
Alhaji Sulu-Gambari, who is also the Chairman of Kwara State Traditional Council of Chiefs, stated this yesterday while receiving members of Balogun Gambari community, who paid him a thank you visit over the elevation of the Balogun Gambari of Ilorin, Alhaji Adedayo Balogun, as the most senior chancellor in Ilorin Emirate Council.
The monarch said it has become necessary to point this out due to the infiltration of attitudes alien to the practice and tradition of the people of Kwara State, especially indigenes of Ilorin towards the herdsmen.
He then stated that it was not true that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the destruction of lives and property in some parts of the country stressing that Fulanis were peaceful, lovable and honest in their dealings with other tribes.
He however, urged individuals to always assess issues and desist from embarking on controversial matters capable of causing disharmony in the country.
He also urged Nigerians to ensure that the desired peace and tranquility continues to reign in the nation through harmonious working relationships and honesty.
Meanwhile, Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state has on Monday, signed a bill titled ‘Prohibition of Cattle and other Ruminants Grazing in Ekiti, 2016’, into law.
The bill was read by the Speaker of the state’s House of Assembly, Kolawole Oluwawole, during a meeting with traditional rulers and chiefs at the Government’s House in Ado Ekiti.
Governor Fayose, however, warned that any herdsman caught grazing in the state with arms or in possession of any weapon will be charged with terrorism and prosecuted accordingly.