A Nigerian man who got a fair treatment from a Fulani Herdsman, took to Facebook to narrate their encounter.
According to George Haaga, he was on an assignment with his colleague when they got caught by a heavy rain. The Fulani herdsman who gave them shelter, ensured they were comfortable in his little hut. Read his post below;
Yesterday heavy rain caught my colleague and I on assignment in a community in Abuja. This fulani man gave us shelter and ensured that we were comfortable in his little hut. This herdsman served us with milk from the udder of his cows. We spoke extensively with the fulaniman about the herdsmen /farmers crisis while the rain continued to fall and our welcome lasted, he felt bitter about it. This good fulani man said they are not the ones carrying out the attacks and how he would love to sleep at night with his two eyes closed but he can’t for fear of being attacked. The fulani man prays for a better and peaceful Nigeria. Let us pray.
This follows up report of Soldiers deployed to Benue and Nasarawa states border, reportedly killing about six Fulani herdsmen and over 150 cows at Akpanagya, in the Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, ASP Usman Samaila, who confirmed the incident, said the command received information that the military personnel came from Benue and carried out the operation that led to the killing of six people suspected to be Fulani herders in the state.
He said the command did not know what really happened between the Fulani herders and the military men.
He said, “The command is aware of the incident that took place in the Keana Local Government Area of the state.
“I can confirm to you that our men went to the scene of the incident and recovered about six dead bodies killed by the suspected military men in the area.”
He described the incident as “a wild operation that was formed by the military personnel to prevent an unabated crisis between Fulani herders and Tiv farmers at Benue and Nasarawa states border.”