Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi State, has appealed to herdsmen to stop bearing arms, particularly AK-47 rifles.
Mr Mohammed made the plea on Wednesday while speaking during the official launch of the 2021 Annual Livestock Vaccination Campaign at Galambi cattle ranch in the state.
“Please don’t carry the AK-47; try to make sure that you remain peaceful,” the governor pleaded while assuring innocent farmers, herders and people of the state that their wellbeing will remain a priority of his government.
“I will do everything to protect you and support you because through time and history, you seem to have been lampooned, subjected to caricature, but you remain humane, simple, you don’t show so much aggression and of course, that humility, is always what we recognize,” Mohammed added.
He also promised to continue to be a voice for the innocent Fulani herdsmen whom he said have been treated unequally with other Nigerians.