NIGERIA – The Biafra Nations League, BNL, has frowned at Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, for saying that the Hausa people are well-behaved unlike the Fulanis.
BNL rejected the claim, stressing that Hausa people are the perpetrators of street violence in the North, while the Fulanis are attackers of farmers and villagers.
A statement by the group’s leader, Princewill Chimezie Richard on Wednesday, insisted that nobody in the North is a saint.
Richard recalled the Kano riots in 1956, and disclosed that street violence against Igbos and other eastern tribes in the North were the immediate cause of the Biafra war.
According to Richard: “No, I do not subscribe to that, you can’t differentiate a Hausa man and Fulani by character, they are easy to kill, we have suffered street violence in the hand of Hausa people.
“You only see Fulani in the bush or lonely places looking for who to attack, but the Hausa are in open markets, junctions, and they fight dirty, we don’t need this statement for now, nobody in the North is a saint even the middle belt who are today victims of Hausa and Fulani violence have not shown rumors for what they did during the war”.
He warned Biafra agitators to stop making the struggle look like an ethnic struggle between Igbo and Fulani adding that the problem of Biafra is beyond ethnicity.
“In as much as we are conscious of the Fulani attacks, the struggle is not about ethnicity, it is beyond tribal war, the Northern oligarchy are in charge of the government, we cannot exempt any people especially Hausa and Fulani,” he added.