Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Chief Paul Unongo’s suggestion for Buhari to deploy soldiers to the South West to protect northerners.
FFK in tweets he shared, described the comment as “reckless, irresponsible & dangerous”.
The former Minister who stressed that Unongo is begging for war, added that the “worst thing is that he is not even a Fulani but a Tiv man.”
He tweeted; The suggestion that Buhari should deploy soldiers to the SW to “protect northerners” by Chief Paul Uningo is reckless, irresponsible & dangerous. Fulani terrorists are killing our people all over the SW and now he wants soldiers to kill us too? Unongo is begging for war.
The worst thing is that the man is not even a Fulani. He is a Tiv man and we in the SW love and respect the Tiv people. We know that they are great and courageous warriors but Unongo is not talking like a Tiv man but rather like an old slave who has lost touch with reality.
The same terrorists that are killing your people are the ones that are killing ours and you want them to be protected? Northerners are not in ANY danger in the SW but Fulani terrorists and killer herdsmen who slaughter, rape, torture & kidnap our people most certainly are.
We make no pretence & have no apology for that. If the state refuses to protect us from terror we have no choice but to protect ourselves. That is perfectly lawful. The only reason you need to worry for your safety in the SW is if you are a killer herdsmen or a terrorist.
We will not tolerate such beasts anymore & we will not alow them to slaughter our people. The overwhelming majority of Fulanis & northerners are not terrorists so they have nothing to fear. Only the wicked run when no-one is pursuing them.
Unongo should know that the Yoruba people are slow to anger but irresistable in battle. Our heads may be bloodied but they can never be bowed. He should stop testing the will of the people of the SW with such absurd suggestions& desist from attempting to spark off a civil war.
He should face his Benue state, help his Governor fight the army of killer Fulani herdsmen that have plagued & overwhelmed the state and leave the SW alone. The Yoruba are not Nigeria’s sacrificial lambs and neither are we slaves. No-one can threaten or intimidate us!