Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has confirmed what many have already known, that the bandits wrecking havoc in the country are Fulani.
Masari said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday.
He said they are people who speak his language and affirm the same religious believes he affirms. He added that they are people they know and who have been with them for over a century.
He said, “Bandits are persons who speak same language like me. They profess the same religious beliefs like me. These bandits are not aliens, they are people we know. They are people that have been living with us for hundred of years.
“The infiltration we have from some African countries and non-African countries, are people of the Fulani extraction. Majority of those involved in this banditry are Fulanis. Wether it is believable or not, that is the truth. These are people who live in the forest and their major occupation is rearing of cattle.”