The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari has confessed that a large number of bandits terrorizing the country are Fulani.
The governor stated this while speaking on Monday as a guest on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ programme.
Aminu Masari, reiterated that most bandits are of the Fulani ethnic stock as himself, noting that they speak Fulfulde and profess the same religious beliefs as himself.
He stressed: “Many northerners might not like his revelation but this remain the truth.
When he was asked on identities of bandits terrorizing the entire North-West and other parts of the country, Masari said, “They are the same people like me, who speak the same language like me, who profess the same religious beliefs like me.
“So, what we have here on ground are bandits; they are not aliens, they are people we know, they are people that have been living with us for 100 of years.
“The infiltration we have from some West African countries and North African countries are also people of the Fulani extraction.
“Majority of those involved in this banditry are Fulanis whether it is palatable or it is not palatable but that is the truth. I am not saying 100% of them are Fulani but majority of them are, and these are people who live in the forest and their main occupation is rearing of cattle.”