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Plateau attacks: Islamic Professor, Labdo reveals those responsible for killings

Plateau attacks: Islamic Professor, Labdo reveals those responsible for killings

Professor of Islamic Political Thoughts at Yusuf Maitama University, Kano, Umar Labdo Muhammad, has revealed those that perpetrated the killing of innocent Nigerians in Plateau State recently.

DAILY POST reported that suspected armed herders on June 24 2018, killed over 150 persons during an attack on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Speaking about the attack on the communities while fielding questions from Sun, the Professor said Nigerian enemies were responsible.

He, however, claimed that Jos was founded and developed by the Fulani.

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According to him, “My take on this is that enemies of Nigeria are perpetuating that kind of attack. You know that Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has succeeded in bringing peace back to Plateau and he did that by trying to be fair to all

“If there is no fairness there can never be peace. I cannot live in a state for a hundred years and you call me a settler. Yes, a hundred years in a place is enough to make you an indigene of the place.

“We have Kano, Yoruba, we have Yoruba in the capital of Zamfara, Gusau and we have Yoruba in Funtua. They have become indigenes in those areas. There was one Sikiru who even contested an election here in Kano and he won and they went
celebrating saying ‘Sikiru has won an election in Kano; he too is an indigene of Kano.’

“And we didn’t harass them. When the Hausa/Fulani started developing Jos and the environs, the so-called indigenes were not sufficiently enlightened to join a civil life. They were more or less liv- ing in jungles and mountain tops. It was our people who founded Jos. Even though they tried to give the word: ‘Jos’ another interpretation. But you know we have Josawa.

“And majority of those Hausa in Jos, you know they are from Kano and Kano has been an en- terprising part of Northern Nigeria for long. So it is a very big injustice for anybody, whether it is Berom or any other tribe, to say that Hausa/ Fulani must leave Plateau.

“If Hausa/Fulani are to leave Plateau, what about the Beroms and others who are living in Kano? Do you know that Zamani Lekwot has a house in Kano? And we know that he has a house in Kano.

“And the young people in Kano know him and nobody would take stone and throw at him. So about the recent killings in Plateau, it was orchestrated by the enemies of Nigeria, by those vested interests who are against a government of the people.

“They want the government of the very rich, they want to destroy this country. They are not only Buhari’s enemy, they are your enemy, and they are my enemies. They are enemies of Nigeria.”

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