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... Similarly, most of those leading the various terrorist groups in Africa are said have nomadic background. Nomadic Fulani are more intrinsically open to be jihadists than the settled Fulani (Jubber, 2014). The sophisticated nature of the armory these herdsmen use leave one to wonder how they arrived with such arsenals. ...
The violent conflicts between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Nigeria have become accentuated and taken an unprecedented form. However, unlike the manner in which the state was swift in proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the state has maintained hypocritical silence in the face of herdsmen's terror on innocent Nigerians. Thus, among other things, this paper sets out to examine the activities of the Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria. Data for this study secondarily and analyzed qualitatively. The paper argues that the history of Fulani (herdsmen) and their religious inclination breed suspicion of jihad in the areas where they settle. The paper concluded that the Fulani herdsmen are terrorists despite not being recognized as such in Nigeria. The paper thus recommends, among other things, that Fulani herdsmen be declared terrorists by the Nigerian State.
Key words- Terrorists, Herdsmen, State, Violence, Conflicts
The activities of the Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen started surreptitiously in Benue State over two decades ago. Successive governments have neglected the conflict and its victims, and where action was taken, it was insufficient. Consequently, the constant atrocities committed by the Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen signifies persecution because of the targeted killing of a particular religious group, and the destruction of their places of worship. Also, the continued violence and the inaction of the government is suggestive of a deliberate agenda, championed by the Hausa-Fulani Muslim herdsmen, to occupy an area considered as being dominated by one ethno-religious group. This report provides an analysis of the atrocities in Benue where most of the victims are Christians. The report particularly examines the gender perspective, looking at the nature of abuse targeted at women and children.
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