Bauchi Governor Under Fire For Saying Fulani Herders Carry AK-47 For Self-defence
The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has said Fulani herders carry AK-47 for self-defence because cattle rustlers are attacking them.
He slammed his counterpart in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, over his handling of the farmer-herder clashes, leading to loss of lives.
Some Nigerians have criticised the governor for defending the herdsmen.
"These guys are all the same. What about the innocent farmer who's killed because of his farm produce, which is his commonwealth?" Rickpaulz wrote on Facebook in reaction to the governor's comment.
Mohammed spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2021 Press Week of the Correspondents' Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bauchi State Council on Thursday at the Command Guest House.