The Northern Elders Forum, NEF has urged Fulani herders to leave Southern part of the country if the safety of lives and properties are not guaranteed.

Ango Abdullahi, Chairman Northern Elders Forum, NEF
Ango Abdullahi, Chairman Northern Elders Forum, NEF

The forum’s Chairman Ango Abdullahi who announced this at a news conference in Abuja, said there is a move by some trouble elements to engage herders with violence in Southern part of the country:

According to Abdullahi, the forum is making efforts to ensure that everything must be done to avoid escalation of violence that will lead to the breakdown of law and order in the country.

He recalled that the forum had met with Northern Governors Forum, NGF after which the forum decided to begin the consultation with Southern governors who have control and ownership of land especially Fulani space settlements.

The chairman also urged the Federal Government to set up Judicial Panel of Enquiry to enable those who lost properties to come and make their claims.