Following the suspension of the establishment of RUGA settlements, the spokesperson for the Coalition of Northern Groups, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in a video has ordered the federal and state governments to bring back the RUGA Settlements Project within 30 days. He reminded the nation that herdsmen have the right to live and flourish in any part of the country.
The spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez who said this on Channels Television had insisted that failure to do so will result in them resorting to their own ‘decisive line of action’.
Watch the Video:
Nigerians have reacted to this on Twitter, saying that the Fulani Herdsmen have no right to ‘threaten’ the nation or declare a ‘war’ on people.
Read their reactions:
Ladies and Gentlemen!
What is happening on this video please?
Who is this man threatening war on the entire Nation because of RUGA?
Has he been arrested yet or our security agencies are waiting till the “war” begins?
This is not a threat to ignore o.pic.twitter.com/Nn8Q02mmaW
— #BBNaija (@onos_147) July 5, 2019
So a group came on tv, gave press briefing giving 30 days ultimatum to FG and States to reverse suspension of RUGA settlements. These people will walk free while DSS will pick young people up for tweets. Another group would be called terrorists for doing same
We are watching.
— That Andy (@AndyMadaki) July 4, 2019
I saw the threat video where the spokesman says federal govt should reverse the decision on RUGA, I think this is the best time governors & traditional rulers in SW should shun partisan politics & tell themselves the truth. If they refuse to take a stand now, they are failures!
— Opeyemi Babalola (@CACCOT1) July 4, 2019
While we are busy helping Naira Marley trend Poco Lee and Kaffy.
This guy just threatened war on the south, because of Ruga.
Please let’s be guided on what our priorities are. pic.twitter.com/4TaGD3go8f
— king Ashylebs ?????? AFCON 2019 (@KingAshylebs) July 4, 2019
See the people you’re arguing deserve to be RUGA’d! What’s worse, see how brazen this threat was and how not a gaddem finger will be lifted against him or his organisation. https://t.co/UTRzitVha9
— Pabro Texcobar (@TexTheLaw) July 4, 2019
Fulani Herdsmen group threaten violence over suspension of RUGA
This man is supposed to be arrested for threatening Nigerians and the peace of this nation pic.twitter.com/obRzkl8b3g
— honkelechinwogu (@honkelechinwogu) July 4, 2019
If the FG didn’t arrest this guy, then Nigeria is doom, IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu will be justified, and whatever the Niger Deltans Do then they are right.
The monster that will destroy Nigeria has been born His name is RUGA)
— Saint Henrymoore (@mooreslink) July 4, 2019
The video is not complete this guys said no one of the southsouth would enjoy the nature of the north as well. This is a drum of war even if they think they have surrendered us with guns and everything they have they will never defeat us the southsouth, let our government declare
— Augusto Cesar (@Augusto25266644) July 4, 2019