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The 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.
The attack alleged to have been carried out 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.
Speaking during the commissioning of Pulaaku FM, a radio
station owned the Lamido of Adamawa, the sultan, who was represented
the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, stressed that government and
other relevant security authorities should thoroughly investigate those
involved for peace to reign.
He 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.
“We 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.”

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