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Shehu Sani calls for ceasefire

Worried about the incessant attacks allegedly carried out by herdsmen in Nigeria, the Senator Sani has urged the Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria to ceasefire and avoid vengeful attacks on communities.

Senator Shehu Sani

He emphasized, “The problem is political, economic, ecological and social security problems that every Nigerian should be concerned about.”

The Senator, who expressed anger over what he termed “The few Fulani people sending wrong message about the about the true nature of the typical Fulanis” maintained that the Fulani are peaceful, responsible and good people .

"But I am very much concerned that the activities of few of them involved in violence has seriously demonised the ethnic Fulani" He lamented.

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Addressing the Fulani community at Rafin-Roro , Kasuwar-Magani , Kajuru local government area , Kaduna , Senator Sani urged the Fulanis to prevail over the very few elements among them , who have been discrediting the Fulani and giving them  bad name.

While calling on Fulanis to embrace peace and avoid fight over farmland, he promised to empower them by providing with requisite skills, which will help them to more self-sustaining and better their lots.Speaking on reason of his visit, the lawmaker, who is also the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign and Domestic Debt said, “I am here to help find alternative means of survival so that you my Fulani brothers can become economically viable, productive and self-reliant.

“I am also here to listen to their problems, interact with them and see how to contribute to development of Rafin-Roro village. I want stop Fulanis from engaging in any act that is capable of breaching public peace"

Fielding questions from journalists, Nomadic Development Commission bill which he presented on the Senate floor, he explained that the essence of the bill is to establish the commission as an agency of government that will support, empower and rehabilitate the Fulanis. According to him, it is going to be modeled in such a way as that of Niger Delta Commission.

"The commission will basically support, empower Fulanis and take care or their animals," he said.

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