Some Fulani Herdsmen responsible for the gruesome and genocidal killing of Nigerian Christians and other minority ethnic groups in Northeast, Northwest, Southern and especially Northcentral Nigeria have confessed to being citizens of Nigeria and not Libyans. This counters the narrative being pushed by the Government of Nigeria led by President Mohammed Buhari that the killer Herdsmen killing and terrorising Nigerians especially Christian Communities were from Libya and were trained by Former Libyan Leader Late Mamman Gaddafi.
The Herdsmen made the confession when they were arrested by officers and men of the Nigerian Army in Benue State which is one of the States that has suffered killings of their citizens by Fulani Herdsmen with the total number of people Killed nearing close to 20, 000 in what is termed ethnic cleansing.
The Nigerian Army paraded a terrorist Fulani herdsman, one Idi Gemu, after he was arrested with automatic weapons including an AK47 at Adagu village in Guma Local Government Area of Benue State in connection with the Benue killings.
Incidentally, the killer herdsman was not trained by Gaddafi, did not come from Libya and was not carrying a stick as Buhari told President Donald Trump and the International Community.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari while in America last week told President Donald Trump that herdsmen in Nigeria only go about with sticks and machete occasionally while herding their cattle.
Gemu, who was arrested by men of the 72 Special Forces Battalion with an AK47 rifle told newsmen in Makurdi that the riffle was not his own but belonged to a friend he met while looking for his sheep in Nasarawa-Benue borders.
Gemu who spoke in Hausa language said he came from Adadu village in Obi Local government area of Nasarawa State and was going to Guma in search of his missing sheep adding that he later found them among some Fulani guys who were staying in Torkula village in Guma area.
He said because it was too late to go back to Obi as at the time he found his sheep, he decided to stay back with his new found friends.
“So, it was while I was sleeping in the room that soldiers came, searched the house, found the gun in the room and arrested me while his friends escaped.”
But Lt. Col. Suleiman Muhammad told newsmen that on the April 26, men of the 72 Special Forces Battalion arrested three herdsmen militia in Guma and as a follow up to that, they increased their tempo of search which led to the arrest of Idi Gemu.
Muhammad said investigation is pointing to the fact that the three herdsmen arrested earlier and Idi were having the same sponsors even though he refused to name the sponsors.
“From investigation, the arrest of this suspect (Gemu) is pointing to the same source of the other three suspects who were earlier paraded at the weekend,” he said.
The Nigerian States of Benue, Enugu, Edo, Delta, Kaduna, Adamawa, Zamfara, Kogi, Plateau and just recently Nasarawa are suffering from killing of their citizens perpetrated by Armed Fulani Herdsmen also referred to as Fulani Militia.