Fulani Militiamen From Mali, Niger Republic, Others Have Infiltrated Most South-West Forests— Amotekun

The Southwest Security Network, codenamed Amotekun on Wednesday raised the alarm that President Muhammadu Buhari has opened borders for Fulani individuals from Mali, Niger Republic, Chad and Burkina Faso to enter the nation.

The Chairman of Amotekun in Oyo state, General Ajibola Togun (rtd) mentioned foreigners have been invading the nation from Mali, Niger Republic, Chad and Burkina Faso.


Fulani Militiamen From Mali, Niger Republic, Others Have Infiltrated Most South-West Forests— Amotekun 2

He additionally hinted that such foreigners are already hiding in lots of forest reserves within the South-West.

The retired military officer who spoke on the theme, “Security Challenge: Holistic approach and the significance of regional security dimensions,” disclosed this whereas talking on the annual lecture organised by the scholars of the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies, University of Ibadan.

Togun warned that individuals within the six states of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti and Ondo needs to be safety aware. 

He described business motorcyclists who’ve made incursions into the states as foot troopers despatched by the invaders to review the geography of the zone.

He accused the Federal Government of inviting them when it declared that its borders had been open to them, noting that he was not out to frighten individuals however to alert them in order that they might be watchful.

“The people who are supposed to administer Nigeria to move forward are biased in the aspect of religion. The Fulani that I grew up to know were the native Fulani. But these ones causing problems are non-Nigerians. They are from FutaJallon, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger Republic. Some of these people were Tuaregs who used to ambush traders in the olden days and rob them of their money and property. These foreign Fulani, somebody had told them that Allah gave Nigeria to them as their heritage and they are coming here to come and take what Allah has given them.”

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Fulani Militiamen From Mali, Niger Republic, Others Have Infiltrated Most South-West Forests— Amotekun

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