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Emir of Ilorin defends Fulani herdsmen, says they are not criminals



The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has come to the defence of Fulani herdsmen, saying they are not criminals contrary to the belief of majority of Nigerians.

The Emir, who absolved the Fulani herdsmen of responsibility for the spate of killings and destruction of property in their face off with farmers in different parts of the country, said the herdsmen are peaceful, lovable and honest in their dealings with other tribes.

Zulu-Gambari also called on Nigerians to ensure that the desired peace and tranquility continued to reign in the nation through harmonious working relationships and honesty.

The monarch stated this on Monday, when he received members of Balogun Gambari community who paid him a thank you visit over the elevation of the Balogun Gambari of Ilorin, Alhaji Adedayo Balogun, as the most senior chancellor in Ilorin Emirate Council, adding that it was not true that Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the destruction of lives and property in some parts of the country.

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