Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State opined that herdsmen use weapons for their own safety.
According to the governor, the inability of the society and government to assure their protection while in the forest has resulted in this.
On Thursday, Gov. Bala said;
“Because the Fulani man is practising the tradition of pastoralism, he has been exposed to the vagaries of the forest, cattle rustlers who carry guns, kill him and take away his commonwealth, which is the cows.
He has no option than to carry AK47 because the society and the government are not protecting him, what is his fault; it’s the fault of the government and the people. You don’t criminalize all of them, because, in every tribe, there are criminals.”