Some concerned Fulanis have raised the alarm over growing insecurity across the country, saying the situation was capable of undermining the sovereignty of the Nigerian State, if not halted immediately.
The patriotic Nigerians said the Northern region of the country is the worst hit, as facts on the ground show that the zone is contending with terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other violent tendencies.
The group, which operates under the aegis of the Coalition of Fulbe Professionals in Africa (COFPIA), lamented the fact that farmers in most parts of the North are not able to access their farms, for fear of being killed.
In a statement signed, Saturday, by Prof. Mohammed Gidadol (National President) and Hajiya Mairo Modibo (National Secretary), COFPIA disclosed that, even in some areas where farmers are allowed to go to the field, they are made to pay some levies, by terrorist elements, who have constituted themselves into local authorities.
“As a precondition, Mr. President, should sack the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (retd), and all the service chiefs, and replace them with more competent and committed people.
“Above all, there is the urgent need to ensure that the entire defense and security Budget, from 2015 till date, undergo comprehensive probe by anti-graft agencies”. Some significant progress can be made before 29 May 2023.