Human rights activist, and Nigerian lawyer, Femi Falana, has advised Nigerians to stop the habbit of tracing the ethnic group or religion of suspected criminals in Nigeria.
Falana stated that, majority of the criminals who are operating in the South West, are not of the Fulani tribe but Nigerian’s quickly tag all of them, Fulani herdsmen, even when majority of the crime are done by southerners.
Addressing Nigerians, he said; “I discovered to my under shadowing that majority of the ritual murders, kidnappers, armed robbers operating in the South West are not of the Fulani extraction, mostly they are all mostly Southerners, mostly. But the narration is there, what we have sent out is as if nobody in the South is an armed robber or kidnapper.
All kidnapping stories are traced to the Fulani herdsmen.
We must, particularly the elite, even when justice done in our country. We must stop tracing the ethnic orientation or religion of criminals. When criminals are arrested anywhere in our country.”