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Heineken Lokpobiri Agric minister says Fulani herdsmen are foreign terrorists

Lokpobiri also explained that the increase in movement of the herdsmen from the North to other parts of the country, is due to drought and the activities of Boko Haram in the North East.

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Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri

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The Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri told newsmen that the suspected Fulani herdsmen causing havoc in the country are members of a terror group based outside the country.

Lokpobiri also said some of the herdsmen that were arrested by security agencies said they were not Nigerians.

The minister said the suspected Fulani herdsmen who were apprehended, also could not speak any Nigerian language.

Punch reports that he said “We have discovered that the herdsmen, attacking Nigerians across the country, are not Fulani but another gang of Boko Haram insurgents from other countries.

“Those arrested cannot speak Fulani or any other Nigerian language. Fulani herdsmen are going about with their legitimate business, looking for something to take care of their family.”

Lokpobiri also explained that the increase in movement of the herdsmen from the North to other parts of the country, is due to drought and the activities of Boko Haram in the North East.

Meanwhile, the Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose has rejected the idea of creating grazing reserves for Fulani herdsmen in the state.

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