Prince Tony Momoh, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked Nigerians to think carefully before they put all the blames for the killings in different parts of the country on the doorstep of the Fulani herdsmen.
Mr. Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information, said this during an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
According to him, criminals including Boko Haram terrorists might hide under the Fulani herdsmen tag to kill people.
“We should be careful in the way we see killings in some parts of the country so that we can have a better understanding of dealing with the problem, Mr. Momoh said.
“Some criminals, such as cattle rustlers and even Boko Haram insurgents can also hide as Fulani herdsmen to unleash terror on Nigerians. The herdsmen we used to know were not carrying AK47, how we have come to this problem of killings calls for proper understanding.
“It is not apolitical matter but a matter that needs understanding and attention because it involves lives.
He said If not for President Buhari, Boko Haram would have overpowered Nigeria by now.
“Let us look at the area of security before Buhari came in, the Boko Haram insurgents were operating almost uninhibited, to the extent of seizing territories, but for Buhari’s intervention, Only God knows what would have happened to the country because of Boko Haram.”