Nasir El Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, claims that he has intelligence that there are plans to use Niger Delta militants to disguise as Fulani herdsmen to attack and kill Christians in the troubled Southern Kaduna.
A report by Daily Trust said El-Rufai made the allegation while speaking during a widely publicised media chat on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in Kaduna.
The governor did not give further details but the report quoted him as saying that he was aware politicians were sponsoring the attacks and were benefitting from the crisis, asserting that they would be arrested and prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.
The governor spoke in Hausa and attempted to defend his decision to impose a 24-hour curfew on three local government areas in Southern Kaduna during the Christmas period, marring the holidays for Christians who dominate the region of the State.
Southern Kaduna has, for several years been the epicentre for the on-going Fulani herdsmen genocide against Christians and minority ethnic groups in Nigeria. For the past six months, the intensity of the attacks have increased under the leadership of El Rufai.
El Rufai has confessed to sponsoring the Islamist terrorist against the people of Southern Kaduna when he claimed that his government had tracked down members of the Fulani militia, the 4th deadliest terrorist group in the world, and paid them “compensation” so that they stop the killing in Southern Kaduna.
He also revealed that they the murderers are from different countries in Africa.