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University don stokes crisis, declares Fulani owners of Benue State land by conquest



University don stokes crisis, declares Fulani owners of Benue State land by conquest

A professor of the Faculty of Humanities, Northwest University, Kano State, has described the Fulanis as unbeatable and said that Benue State belongs to them by right of conquest.

The University Don, Professor Umar Labdo Muhammad, explaining his claim, argued that half of Benue State is part of the Bauchi Emirate while the other half is that of the Adamawa Emirate.

On this premises, Muhammad concluded that Benue is “part and parcel of Sokoto Caliphate” and so has no such powers to expel Fulani herdsmen from the state.

He stated this on a post on his Facebook page, adding that Fulani are the most benevolent and merciful conquerors in history after the Arabs.

“Benue State belongs to the Fulani people by right of conquest. This is because half of the state is part of the Bauchi Emirate and the other half is part of the Adamawa Emirate. Benue is therefore part and parcel of the Sokoto Caliphate. So no one has the right to expel the Fulani from Benue under any guise.

“Second to the Arabs, perhaps the Fulani are the most benevolent and merciful conquerors in history. If they had applied the Nazi final solution to the natives, or if they had treated them the same way the European settlers treated Red Indians in North America or the Aborigines in Australia, the story would have been different toady.

“The Fulani are the largest single nation in West Africa and, perhaps, on the whole continent and they have remained unbeatable throughout their history.

“You can hate the Fulani, you can call them all sort of names, you can blackmail their spineless political leaders, you can conspire to wipe out the entire Fulani leadership in a single day, you can stage a coup and “orkarize” (excise) the core Fulani states from Nigeria, you can hate them to hell, but you can never beat them.

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“Fulani’s main problem remains their meek, spineless, incompetent leaders that have lost all sense of responsibility and abandoned their people. But this problem, thank God, is not insurmountable.

“The Fulani are capable of changing their leaders: traditional, political, religious and cultural (I mean by cultural those so-called Fulani socio-cultural organizations that eat fat on the Fulani but cannot champion their cause or defend their rights). They have done this in the past and are capable of doing it again,” the post read.


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  1. Eshegbeyi Robinson

    January 18, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    We don’t need any prove again, the agenda is clear, established cattle colonies first ,then conquer later .


    January 23, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Chai, What is Nigeria turning to? God help us.

  3. Michael Omiponle

    February 14, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    These is the main reason why History was removed from the curriculum. If it were to be any other person that made this statement, he would have been hounded by fg apparatus made available at the disposal of their agents positioned in all the security agencies. What do you expect, this can only happen in the animal kingdom of George Owell where ‘all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others ‘. The hidden agenda is coming to light, every passing day. If this is not hate speech then what is it?

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