Nigerians are debating whether or not Fulani cattle rearers, known as Fulani herdsmen are behind the crimes they are constantly accused of, in the country.
The debate was prompted by the recent killing of Mrs. Funke Olakunrin, daughter of Afenifere leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Afenifere spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin had confirmed to the media the involvement of Fulani herdsmen in her death, while Ondo state police command claims she was killed by kidnappers along Benin-Ore road on Friday.
The mention of the Fulani group remains a subject of controversy; while some agree they are the culprits owing to numerous other crimes the group had been associated with, others simple argue against.
See reactions below
Those people hiding under Fulani ” Herdsmen’s name ” to do evils just because of ur hatred for President Buhari. God is watching all of you.
— APC Kwara Media ? (@MediaApc) July 12, 2019
Evey crime in Naija at the moment is being committed by Fulani herdsmen. We don’t have time for anything else. https://t.co/9FaileR20o
— Mr. Aremu (@niyorty) July 12, 2019
When will those armed bandits or fulani herdsmen will be apprehended and treated according to our law? You and your boss keep sending condolence messages and no of killed keep rising. This is wickedness o
— Godisgood (@Okoyeak) July 13, 2019
Tell him he does not have value for human life. There is blood on his hands he must take responsiblity. He is a colossal failure in terms of security of lives and property of innocent Nigerians. Nigeria is on fire Fulani herdsmen on rampage killing innocent Nigerians.
— nwosu tobechukwu (@tobe4greatness) July 13, 2019
For the first time am not agreeing to your post. These guys are really fulani herdsmen. Pray you don’t fall victim as anybody can’t be speaking fulani (Not Hausa) all in the name of disguise. Its high time the president stop protecting his kinsmen and battle these terrorism.
— Abbey Babs (@AbbeyBabsp1) July 13, 2019
“Seven other commuters who were abducted along the highway have been rescued by the police”.
Yet the police couldn’t see they were fulani herdsmen?. The CP Ondo command if you received to say the truth, your immediate family shall be the next victim.
— Gbenga Solomon (@GbengaSolomon14) July 13, 2019
STEREOTYPING THE FULANIS
Pray tell me how many Fulani herdsmen you’ve ever seen with arms and live ammunitions? Beyond machetes, bow and arrow.
It’s pertinent to ask this question because we cannot be… https://t.co/uBAfMKEYaK
— AGBAI NNENNA (@AGBAINNENNA2) July 13, 2019
As soon as Buhari told Nigerians that he will recover $16b from Obasanjo,Anti-fulanization resurfaced.
Now if Goat or dog commit suicide in SW,it’s Fulani herdsmen
— zik Of Lagos (@IsaacOnyemaUgo3) July 13, 2019
Seriously, it is pure sentiment to link every criminal acts to Fulani herdsmen.
No one even talk about Armed Robbers in South West again, Militant Kidnappers in N. Delta & Bandits/Terrorists in the North.
Seems like a conspiracy theory.
— Temitope Ayanbisi (@AyanbisiAT) July 13, 2019
I’ve come to realize one thing, every kidnapper, assassin, thug, etc is now “Fulani herdsmen”. In fact, I never knew South South or east for any job than robbery, assassination, kidnapping (oil workers), etc but suddenly their ruthlessness is attributed to Fulani herdsmen
— abd_ojs (@abd_ojs) July 13, 2019
…….in a language he didn't understand and then walked away: 1) Armed Robbers Killed her – Buhari.
2) Kidnappers Killed her Not Fulani Herdsmen. – APC South West.
3) Nigerians Exaggerates the Killings and kidnapping. – Osinbajo in
— Olushola Olufolabi (@olushola_shola) July 13, 2019