Fulbe United for Peace, a Fulani socio-cultural organisation, has stated that it will use traditional means to combat criminals masquerading as Fulanis to perpetuate killings in some parts of the country.
Leaders of Fulbe from across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) said in a communiqué issued at the end of a consultative meeting with the support of Arewa New Agenda (ANA) in Abuja yesterday that they worked for President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s victory and would contribute to the country’s peace and stability.
The communique signed by Ardo Aliyu Liman Bobboi, the National President of Fulbe, said;
We agreed to develop strategies to bring all Fulbe together by using a traditional approach that is deeply rooted in the Fulbe tradition and culture, ‘Hombudu’, to bring an end to any form of criminality in the name of Fulbe.
Develop a strategic network with relevant authorities for Fulbe youth nationwide. Seek for a local workable solution from within and will be reaching out to other interest groups to promote national forgiveness, reconciliation and healing the wounds that have been inflicted on our great country Nigeria.
While emphasising Fulbe’s ability as an ethnic and socio-cultural organisation to contribute significantly to national development, the communique requested that the government consult with Ardo’s leadership on policy issues affecting Fulbe.
The organisation stated that it supports the federal government’s efforts to bring peace and protect citizens’ lives and property.