Sultan of Sokoto Sa’ad Abubakar III has condemned in the strongest
terms the killing of Fulani herdsmen in the Numan area of Adamawa state.
attack alleged to have been carried out by farmers of the Bachama
ethnic group in retaliation for the death of a colleague at the hands of
Fulani herdsmen saw dozens of deaths with many of them children who
were killed in their sleep.
during the commissioning of Pulaaku FM, a radio station owned by the
Lamido of Adamawa, the sultan, who was represented by the Emir of Kano,
Muhammad Sanusi II, stressed that government and other relevant security
authorities should thoroughly investigate those involved for peace to
cautioned against misconstruing Fulani “patience for weakness.” He
said: “May I use this opportunity to sympathise with people of Adamawa
State, on the recent incident in Numan; and to appeal to security
services, to thoroughly investigate the incident and bring the
perpetrators to book.
have not forgotten what happened to Fulanis in Mambilla, Taraba State
and we are still waiting for action from the security services.”
“It is important to remember, that at many points in our history, we make mistakes of confusing patience for weakness.
“I hope, we would not make that mistake this time; what happened in Numan would not go unpunished.”