Fulani herdsmen with AK-47 not Nigerians — Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari has claimed that Fulani herders attacking farmers with firearms such as AK-47 rifles are not Nigerians.

Buhari, who made this claim on Thursday, during a television interview, said Nigerian Fulani herders only carry sticks and machetes to harvest herbs for their cattle.

“The issue is that we don’t comprehend the culture of cattle ranchers.

“The Nigerian cattle rearers do not carry anything more than a stick.

“Sometimes they carry machetes to just cut some herbs for the cattle,” he said.

“But those foreigners from other parts of Africa are carrying AK-47.

“From the Saharan area, people run to Nigeria and Fulani from Kenya and other Central Africa look the same so when you see them you think they are Nigerian Fulani.

“I assure you that we are trying to ensure that we make them accountable.”

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