Piqued by the recent threat by suspected Fulani Jihadists’to attack Delta State, a leader of the Arewa Community in the State, Lawal Imam at the weekend said that the Arewas cannot bite the fingers that feed them in times of need, adding that” we distance fulanis living in the state from the alleged threat”.
Lawal who spoke to journalists in Asaba, however, revealed that there were four categories of Fulanis in the state unknown to members of the public.
He said categories consist of: Fulani herdsmen whose sole business is cattle rearing, another group: the majority business people who go about their daily lives without any business in the bushes, among others, who were given birth in Delta, and assured that as a leader in the State People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) who had benefitted immensely alongside with his people, irrespective of religion and tribe, will not join forces with the enemies of the State to distrupt the peace and unity in the state.
He said: “It was a propaganda from unknown groups to bring discord but it will not be tolerated as we will not bite the fingers that feed us, give us roof and take care of us as brothers and sisters” disclosing that he would do everything possible to arrest those behind the threats.
PlatinumPost reports that that a few weeks ago, a group allegedly threatened to attack Delta State, particularly Asaba and Agbor over the stand of Southern governors against open grazing, a threat that unsettled Deltans, particularly the state government who in a swift reaction said it will ensure those behind the threats were brought to arrest.
Meawhile, the people of Ezeumunne Agunaugboma comprising Umuagu Ugbomanta and Iyagba layout of Asaba have sealed some houses including landed properties built on their lands at Infant Jesus extension phase two of Asaba
The Chairman of the Committee on Taskforce on recovery of illegally acquired lands, Obioma Madumezie who spoke to Journalists in the area, confirmed that the Committee had swung into action with a view to ensuring that all the illegally acquired lands are recovered, adding that those who have encroached into their lands will forefit all to them.