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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III, said on Monday that Fulani herdsmen armed with with guns used for causing mayhem within Nigerian communities are from foreign countries.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has berated the first class traditional ruler in a statement released today by secretary-general of the association Musa Asake.

Musa Asake said:
"Foreign terrorists? Well, the Sultan knows them as foreign terrorists, but we know they are Nigerian Fulani herdsmen. If somebody said they are foreign terrorists, what are they doing here (in Nigeria)? Who brought them in?

"That shows that the terrorists are here with a very good authority when they are not supposed to be here. Who hired them?

"If they are foreign terrorists, then, they are not supposed to be going about. So, as far as we are concerned, someone should confirm to us that they are foreign terrorists and who brought them and their means of survival.

"The immigration service should also explain how they came into the country. But before we get all these, the person (Sultan) making the allegation should actually tell us how foreign terrorists got to Nigeria and who brought them. Maybe he knows something about them."
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