We will not use military force against Fulani herdsmen – FG

The Federal Government has ruled out the use of military might to subdue the attacking force of rampaging Fulani herdsmen.

Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, retd, while featuring on a Channels Television programme, “Question Times” on Sunday night said deployment of the military to combat the Fulani herdsmen menace was not an option because, the situation has not overwhelmed the police yet.

According to the Minister, “We must protect the country which is the main function of the police. The Civil Defence are there to complement them too.

“This is a non-military issue that borders on law and order. It is not every security issue that you call in the military. It is the responsibility of the police to maintain peace.

I believe that if we put the police in proper position in terms of discharging its functions, then there would be no need for military option. The police are equal to the task. If you have to deploy the army, then you are going above board. In any case, I do not even have the power to deploy the military for anything. It is only when the situation gets out of hand that you invite the military.”

Recall that Fulani herdsmen have in recent past attacked several villages across the country, killing scores of people.

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We will not use military force against Fulani herdsmen – FG

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  • Nanbut Godwin Buriz

    God will punnish u. Simply because the people they are killing are not ur family members that’t why u are saying that nonsense. Since the police are good enaugh to protect the people, why are u parreding urselves with the Army?. Surely HELL is for u and ur entire generations. Come and get me am in my house u idiots. Nonsense leaders

  • Dan

    My Sister or my Brother,what do you expect him to say,his people are not involve that is why.Our governor does not care to request for it,how can the care too.where were the police when you send millitary to tackle the IPOB crises,this is real double standard.This government will never take any decisive action againts fulani menace in this country.

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