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Bandit killed, gun taken to govt. House after clash with Herdsmen
“The governor’s aide noted that Immediately the information got to the herdsmen that a fellow Fulani brother was on the road, trying to rob passersby, they quickly mobilized to the spot where they engaged in a shooting spree and killed the bandit”
Fulani herdsmen reportedly killed a bandit near Kango Village in Dansadau area of Maru Local Government Area on Sunday and brought his AK47 gun to the Government House, Gusau.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bello Mutawalle, in charge of security, Alhaji Abubakar Dauran, while narrating the incident to newsmen, said, the deceased bandit was killed by the herdsmen when he blocked the road leading to Dansadau town in an attempt to rob people, PUNCH reports.
Narrating further, the governor’s aide noted that Immediately the information got to the herdsmen that a fellow Fulani brother was on the road, trying to rob passersby, they quickly mobilized to the spot where they engaged in a shooting spree and killed the bandit.
Hi words: “They killed him instantly and brought his AK 47 to us here at the Government House, an indication that the peace process is really working”, said Dauran.
Dauran said, following peace initiative in place, he is doubt the murdered Fulani bandit might not be from the state, stressed that there had never been any case of kidnapping or killing in the state.
Meanwhile, A former Nigerian and Biafran soldier, Colonel Emmanuel Nwobosi, last two months ago, wade into ruga saga, warned that history may likely repeat itself as Nigeria has failed to learn from the events of 1967 civil war.
Nwobosi, who was one of the officers that truncated the nation’s first republic in the January 15, 1966 coup, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was sleeping on the wheels.
The former Biafran Soldier further warned that the planned settlement of Fulani herdsmen across the country, otherwise known as Ruga would surely set Nigeria ablaze or bring it to its knees.
“The thing is that they said that if you don’t learn from the history of war of the past; something will repeat itself,” he told Sun.
“That thing they said would repeat itself is what is about to happen now. The latest is with this Ruga, which would surely set Nigeria ablaze or bring it to its knees.
Nwobosi asked if the President Buhari is still Manning the executive office of the country: “Sometimes, I would like to think that Buhari has lost control of the Government like he said the other time that he didn’t know about the Ruga idea.
“If it’s true that he didn’t know about it; then he must be asleep on the wheels, if not, I would think that heads should have started rolling because this Ruga programme has given him such a bad name.
Warneing on the lesson the ruga yet to teach regards to Nigeria – Biafra war, the Colonel charge the President to set-up and do something: “It’s not easy to wipe it off and as if he’s not attempting to learn any lesson; the fact that Ruga is just about dying down, and they’ve started this one they said, is electronic registration of illegal aliens.
“I don’t think that one has come out in the media as Ruga; not too many people know about it. We are still talking about what was done and even more dangerous steps were being taken.
“I really don’t know because Buhari had been really very eager to go back to the seat after his military administration. He did everything; and there were different opinions as to why he continued trying.
“Some said; those who wanted to use him to achieve their aim were so dogged that even if he was tired or not ready to risk it; they were pushing him.
“I cannot imagine what is going on now; it’s either things have gone amok; he’s lost touch with reality or he is still in control but wants us to believe he’s lost touch.
“Whichever of them, it’s not good for the country. You know, sometimes when Nnamdi Kanu talks about Jibril from Sudan, I try to think whether there is some truth in it; after a while, I said no, if it were Jibril, he would have betrayed certain things.”