A chilling video sent out by the militia arm of the Fulani herdsmen currently terrorising Nigeria claims that the group is supported and protected by the government of General Muhammadu Buhari.
The announcer in the video claims that the group is “everywhere in Nigeria”. The 6.37-minute video was sent to us by a reader on Wednesday, April 27, 2016.
According to our investigations the video was sent to the governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Abubakar Yari as a warning for him to call the Hausa farmers who rear cattle “to order”.
The video shows members of the Fulani militia, a terrorist group ranked as the 4th most deadly terrorist group in the Word Terror Index. Though the video doesn’t show any faces, it captures a group of men with AK47 rifles and motorcycles.
One of our editors provides a translation below from what he refers to as “adulterated Hausa” below:
“We are Fulani herdsmen declaring war against any tribe, be it Hausa or any tribe that has being subduing us. We are everywhere in Nigeria… Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina, Niger, Kano, Kwara, Oyo, Anambra, Kebbi. Our mission is to destroy souls and claim their properties, especially those of the Hausas and other minority tribes that have ganged up against us to steal our cows.
“We will spill [the] blood of everyone in any community that kills one Fulani man. We are armed to the teeth and ever battle ready for any security agencies, if at all there is, because we have brothers in government circles. We have, on our side, top ranking officers, emirs, and what have you on our side and they are always willing to divulge secrets to us.
“Our people are in the military, the police, the secret police [Department of State Security Services], and many more.
“We are everywhere and we are not ignorant as you think we are. I am educated and knowledgeable of my Islamic rights. We have what it takes to defend ourselves come (sic) every time.
“We have beautiful women that will satisfy our sexual arousal, money, enough bullets, and others. We lack nothing. We have enough weeds to smoke.
“Take this video to the governor of Zamfara State. If he does not co-operate with us, we will bring an onslaught on farmers in Zamfara who stole our cows. Hausa man (sic) is not supposed to own a cow in the first place. They are all cows they stole from us, the Fulani.
“Any living soul in Nigeria that threatens a single Fulani man in the country will be dealt with by us.”
This message has an uncanny similarity with a 2012 open warning posted on Twitter by the current governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai. You may see the tweet below, after it, you can watch the video by the terrorist Fulani herdsmen which has been posted on YouTube.
We will write this for all to read. Anyone, soldier or not that kills the Fulani takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.
— Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (@elrufai) July 15, 2012