Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to a statement credited to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, which justified the carrying of AK47 rifles by Fulani herdsmen.

The separatist leader, who said he was not surprised by the governor’s comment, said Nigerians should stop dissipating energy on the statement but do everything possible to acquire similar weapons.

“Dear indigenous Nigerians: Instead of faulting Fulani Gov of Bauchi for justifying AK47 assault riffles for herdsmen, you should urgently embark on the business of getting one for yourself. For how long will this trumpet of war sound before you beat your plowshares into weapons,” he tweeted on Saturday.

Dear indigenous Nigerians:
Instead of faulting Fulani Gov of Bauchi for justifying AK47 assault riffles for herdsmen, you should urgently embark on the business of getting one for yourself. For how long will this trumpet of war sound before you beat your plowshares into weapons. pic.twitter.com/9IEdQfzkQB

— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) February 13, 2021

The Bauchi governor, had while speaking at the 2021 Correspondents’ Week Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bauchi State council, a few days ago, said Fulanis were being maligned even though most of them have become victims of cattle rustlers who have dispossessed them of their common wealth.

“They have no option than to carry AK47 because the society and the government are not protecting him (them),” the governor was quoted to have said.

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