Fulani Militia Are Worse Than Boko Haram, Says Gulak

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From Tom Garba,Yola
A former Special Adviser to erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan on political matters and a Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) chieftain, Barrister Ahmed Ali Gulak, has said that Fulani militia are more dangerous than Boko Haram insurgents.
According to Gulak, “the Fulani herdsman is a peace-loving person who goes about doing his normal cows rearing and the biggest weapon with him is Dane gun. But the current killings of innocents Nigeria in some parts of the North down to the south east of the federation shows that there are Fulani militants who are Boko Haram in a sort of disguise.
Gulak urged the Federal Government to take the issues of security seriously “as the recent killings in Benue, Enugu, Adamawa, Plateau and Kaduna states are more than just Fulani attackers, rather is Boko Haram insurgency by extension.”
He also reacts to the security situation in Michika town of Adamawa state where, before the Boko Haram insurgency, the weekly market day used to be one day for all but it has been divided to two days due to distrust and suspicion among returnees of the town
He said the development has degenerated to having two days currently for the weekly market, One day for Muslims and another day for Christian, stressing that “this can only happened under a government that lacks seriousness.”
Gulak, who spoke with journalists in Yola, said: “The reason why we have such a growing threats is because the state government is insensitive to the peoples’ plight. If the government is serious, it would have nipped the situation at it early stage.
“The market does not belong to any tribe or religious affiliations but it belongs to people who come to buy and sell. So as a serious government it should not allow that to happen. That thing that happened in Michika is because the government of the day is not a serious government. If I am governor why will I allow that to happen? Whoever is involved will be dealt with, I will decide the day of the market,” Gulak said
He stated that “government does not mean road construction and seating in Government House to disturb the masses with siren. Governance is a very serious business and protection of lives and property, peace and unity.
‘If the government has been serious as early as possible it will have nipped the problem in the bud by given a strong order because nobody is above the law. We should not play politics with such a thing like security,” Gulak said.
One of the growing threats due to the effects of the Boko Haram insurgency in the state is that of distrust and suspicion among the returnees in some liberated communities, especially Michika. Currently some of the returnees are seen by their neighbours as members of Boko Haram.
“This a time bomb that might explode at any moment if something is not done to address the issue. Whether Christian or Muslim we are one Nigeria,” Gulak said.

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