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Insecurity: Fulani not terrorists or criminals, Sultan of Sokoto declares

- Some Fulani are good citizens of the country, according to Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III

- The monarch explains that though members of the ethnic group aren't criminals there are some bandits among the clan

- The sultan added that he is proud to be a Fulani man

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III on Wednesday, February 24, defended the Fulani's saying they are not terrorists and criminals.

Daily Trust reports that the monarch made this known during a courtesy visit to the management and staff of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) in Abuja.

While noting that they do not engage in terrorism, the president-general, Nigerian Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) explained that some bandits exist amongst them.

Insecurity: Fulani not terrorists or criminals, Sultan of Sokoto declares

Sultan of Sokoto has stated that Fulani are not terrorists and criminals. Photo credit: @NSCIAng
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He went on to state that in spite of this it does not make the ethnic group or the whole Muslim criminals or bandits.

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According to him, he is a proud Fulani man and would still love to come back as one. He added that the fact he is Fulani doesn't make him a criminal, bandit, or terrorist,

Bandits are militants, they’ve killed only a few people - Gumi

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Ahmad Gumi, a prominent Islamic cleric advocated for bandits. In his defence of the criminals, the cleric described them as militants who are fighting “ an ethnic war”.

He made his points while speaking during a Channels TV programme on Monday, February 22.

According to him, bandits are not interested in killing people. In fact, the Islamic scholar said the criminals had only killed few people.

Gumi described 'the few' that were killed as“accidental” cases. Going further, he said they only kill people when they are avenging the death of one of them.

Gumi: Bandits are militants, they’ve killed only few people

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