POLICY OUTLOOK ON RUGA SETTLEMENTS UNDER JUSTICE HAS PREVAILED GODVERNMENT
All Nigerians, Christians, Muslims and non believers, farmers and hersmen, all ethnicities, etc must have access, in justice and equity, to the dividend of good Godvernance under Justice Has Prevailed Godvernment (JHPG).
Until recent years, Nigerian Fulani herdsmen have been operating in all parts of NIGERIA for more than 60 years without any stress to themselves nor to their host communities and neither do they kidnap people as being witnessed today. It is believed that PMB’s enthronement in Nigeria encouraged many unemployed french speaking Fulani youths who are coming into this country in droves.
They have come into Nigeria with accurate assessment of our country’s porous and vulnerable international borders and internal security situation. They are the ones attacking people and acting as Fulani militia; they are the people who are called upon by some Nigerian herders who have been wronged by their host communities and they come and kill people and burn houses. Haven acquired greater local knowledge of all the nooks and crannies of our forests, they now operate on their own. The problem has become widespread, the name, Fulani, is being rubbished. But that is not the issue now. The problem here is impunity; government has not punished these bastards at all (and) we have not made them pay for their crimes. If you make them pay, they will go away. It is because in our sub-region, they found Nigeria to be softer targets of security threats and attacks that they are coming here rather than going to countries like Ghana where they are well contained. If they pay a price for their crimes, they will go away or they will change their behaviour but you don’t do that by pacification.
The poor management and concentration of Nigeria’s security and intelligence resources on the easy life on roads, rather than the hard life in bushes where the threats exist, is a major problem hampering the operations of Nigeria’s security agencies in the fight against the bandits. They are killing us in our homes and on our highways and kidnapping people and raping them in the bush; that is the real problem. It’s a problem of crime and criminality. The security apparatus need to go into those forests, aided by today’s technology and firepower and flush out those bastards.
Even with the suspension of the Ruga settlement programme, the Buhari administration is not likely to come up with a more popular solution that will promote national unity. Only Justice Must Prevail Party (JMPP) has the answers to the questions and all the problems bedeviling the nation NIGERIA. Among other measures in the offing, JMPP shall build strong 26 feet tall concrete walls along our international borders to prevent illegal cross border terrorism and infiltration by Fulanis and their cows from outside of Nigeria. Thereafter, we shall invest heavily in the cow businesses like any other business within our borders and ensure that cattle ranching occupies its rightful place in our nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) as national assets.
Dr. Olusegun Gidansujada Ijagbemi
Justice Must Prevail Party