‘Criminality Is Now Being Perceived As Fulani Menace’ – Obasanjo

President Buhari and Obasanjo
President Buhari and Obasanjo

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has penned a new letter to President Buhari, warning that the “nation is at the precipice, dangerously reaching the tipping point”.

According to Obasanjo in his new letter, the high level of insecurity in the country worries him.

“I am very much worried and afraid that we are on the precipice and dangerously reaching a tipping point where it may no longer be possible to hold danger at bay. Without being immodest, as a Nigerian who still bears the scar of the Nigerian civil war on my body and with a son who bears the scar of fighting Boko Haram on his body, you can understand, I hope, why I am so concerned,” he wrote.

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He added that;

”The unfortunate situation is that the criminality is being perceived as a ‘Fulani’ menace unleashed by Fulani elite in the different parts of the country for a number of reasons but even more, unfortunately, many Nigerians and non-Nigerians who are friends of Nigeria attach vicarious responsibility to you as a Fulani elite and the current captain of the Nigeria ship. Perception may be as potent as reality at times. Whatever may be the grievances of Fulanis, if any, they need to be put out in the open and their grievances, if legitimate, be addressed; and if other ethnic groups have grievances, let them also be brought out in the open and addressed through debate and dialogue”.

 

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