The Emir of Muri in Taraba province, Alhaji Abbas Njida Tafida, said a 30-day ultimatum to criminal shepherds to clear or forcibly remove forests inside the state had become necessary after the atrocities associated with them.
Tafida gave a 30-day ultimatum to shepherds to leave the Taraba forest to celebrate this year’s Eid al-Adha during Eid prayers on Tuesday.
Therefore, the information obtained shows that the growing number of kidnappings, killings and attacks in the province are related to criminal shepherds occupying forests.
Speaking in Hausa, the Emir instructed the leadership of the Fulani shepherds in the province to hunt down the bad eggs among them for a peaceful society.
“Our Fulani shepherds in the forests, you have come to this situation and we have accepted you, why do you come to the cities and villages to kidnap people and rape our women?
“Because of this endless trend, every Fulani shepherd living in the forests in the province has been given a 30-day ultimatum to clear the forests.
“We are tired of spending sleepless nights, and the loneliness on the ground is so great that we will not allow it to continue,” he said.