President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that Fulani herdsmen don’t move around with AK-47 rifles but sticks and machetes is false and misleading, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said.
The president had made this claim during his bilateral meeting with United States President, Donald Trump, in Washington DC.
However, speaking to newsmen, Ishaku said that it couldn’t have been imaginary that farmers were killed with AK-47 rifles in their clashes with herdsmen in Taraba and Benue states.
He said: “It’s absolutely wrong for the President to say herdsmen don’t move around with guns. I mean, who then kills who? It couldn’t have been imaginary that people have been killed with AK-47 in the farmers-herdsmen clashes.
“We simply have to stand up to the truth and do something to stop the killings.”