Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana has adviced Nigerians to stop tracing the ethnic orientation or religion of criminals in Nigeria.
According to Femi Falana, majority of the criminals operating in the South West are not of the Fulani extraction but we quickly call all of them Fulani herdsmen when majority of the crime is carried out there by those from the South.
Addressing Nigerians, he said;
I discovered to my under shadowing that majority of the ritual murders, kidnappers, armed robbers operating in the South West are not of the Fulani extraction, mostly they are all mostly Southerners, mostly. But the narration is there, what we have sent out is as if nobody in the South is an armed robber or kidnapper. All kidnapping stories are traced to the Fulani herdsmen.
We must, particularly the elite, even when justice done in our country. We must stop tracing the ethnic orientation or religion of criminals. When criminals are arrested anywhere in our country.
Majority of the criminals operating in the South West are not of Fulani extraction – Femi Falana.
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) September 11, 2019