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Fani-Kayode reacts to call for herdsmen to leave Southern Nigeria

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation, reacted to the call of the Forum of Elders of the North (NEF) for pastors to leave the southern part of Nigeria.

GISTOK reported Tuesday that the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) urged Fulani pastors to leave the southern part of the country if the safety of their lives and property is not guaranteed.

The forum’s president, Professor Ango Abdullahi, who said this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, said some problematic elements moved to involve pastors with violence in the southern part of the country.

“In the last hours, we have heard that certain violence in some sectors of the country against the pastors has already begun to manifest itself.

“But then, if there is no certainty that their security is guaranteed by the authorities immediately surrounding them or by the authorities who are responsible for the general security of all Nigerians wherever they reside, we are certainly concerned about their welfare” .

“If it is true that their security is not guaranteed in the places where they reside, we would prefer that they return to areas where security is guaranteed, and should return as much as possible to the North,” said Abdullahi. He said.

Reacting, Fani-Kayode, in a tweet on Wednesday, congratulated NEF on the call, adding that it will help restore peace, unity and national cohesion in Nigeria.

He tweeted: “I welcome the call of NEF and NCG for the Fulani pastors to leave the south.

“This will help restore peace, unity and national cohesion. “They should also leave the Middle Belt, renounce violence, stop the killings, stop the terror and surrender their deadly weapons.”