Abdullahi Bodejo, leader of the Miyetti Allah, said every state in Nigeria should open its door to Ruga
– Bodejo said Fulani should be allowed in every state because they are the largest ethnic group in Nigeria
– The Miyetti Allah leader also said the Fulani wouldn’t mind building a ranch in Sambisa as long as the offer from the Borno governor has no political undertone
Abdullahi Badejo, the national president of the Miyetti Allah group, has urged every state in Nigeria to offer space for Ruga and allow herdsmen to settle in.
In an interview with The Sun, Badejo said the fulani ethnic group is the largest in the country and deserves to be allowed into any state.
He said: “They are so many that three states cannot accommodate them. Let every governor; both in the north and the south carve out an area for the Fulani in their respective states.
“If a Yoruba, an Igbo or any other ethnic group were the president and Ruga is to be implemented, nobody will raise an eyebrow. The reason they are saying this is because President Muhammadu Buhari is a Fulani and as I said earlier, people are trying to be playing politics with anything that concerns Fulani.
“But if we say give these people a place to stay and let there be peace in the country, why can’t you do that? Why the government is supporting crop farmers with billions of naira, have we shouted; how much have they given to the Fulani cattle rearers to go and do their business, nobody is talking about that one.”
Badejo also said the fulani will take the offer from Borno state governor to established Ruga in the infamous Sambisa forest as long as the offer has no political undertone to it.
“If Borno state governor says he has given the Fulani Sambisa forest to go and settle, let him start to implement it, but it should not be a thing for politics.
“Fulani are ready to collect not only Sambisa; every state in this country should give the Fulani someplace to settle, as they are the largest ethnic group in Nigeria,” he said.