We brought in Fulani from Mali, Sierra Leone, Senegal, others to win 2015 election, after election, they refused to leave — Kawu Baraje
Abubakar Kawu Baraje has traced the origin of the current insecurity in the country to the influx of Fulani from neighboring countries like Sierra Leone, Mali, Senegal, Niger and Chad brought into the country for election purposes in 2015.
He said this in Ilorin as part of activities to mark his 70th birthday anniversary.
He also backed self-help initiatives of the south west governors, stating that responses of Sunday Igboho to the herdsman menace were necessary because the Federal Government failed in its principal responsibility to secure life and property.
Baraje said that the ruling party was only wasting its time.
According to the former PDP chairman, who also once served as the party’s national secretary, chairman of the breakaway faction of PDP that formed the nucleus of the current ruling party, the Fulani men causing havoc in the country are not aboriginal to Nigeria.
“We are not asking the right question on how the same Fulani we have been living with suddenly turned out a menace.
“We also must ask how they had access to their guns,” the ex-party chairman asked.
Baraje stated the Fulani men wreaking havoc in the country are not the Nigerian Fulani. “The security agencies have not been open about the nature of the problem.