Herdsmen: Southwest doesn’t want to accommodate other tribes — Gov Muhammed

Posted by News Express | 12 February 2021 | 922 times

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•Bauchi Gov Bala Mohammed


Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said some states in the Southwest region of Nigeria don’t want to accommodate other tribes.

Reacting to the quit notice to herders in some states, Mohammed said Nigerians have to learn to live together.

Oyo and Ondo state government have been in the news over their activities to stop herdsmen from using forest reverses in the states.

A controversial Yoruba “activist”, Sunday Adeyemo, known as Sunday Igboho, had issued a quit notice to herdsmen accused of sundry crimes in the Ibarapa area of Oyo and enforced same.

But speaking during the launch of the inaugural edition of the Bauchi Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ’s magazine titled “Correspondents’ Watch”, Mohammed said, “The west doesn’t want to accommodate other tribes but we are accommodating your tribe in Bauchi.

“We have Yorubas who have stayed in Bauchi for over 150 years. Some of them are permanent secretaries in Gombe, Bauchi and Borno.

“If cybercrime is being practised mostly by one tribe, you don’t criminalise the whole tribe because of this.

“That is why you journalist needs to be sensitive and exercise restraint. Avoid writing reports that will threaten the unity of this country.” (Daily Trust)

Source: News Express

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