BENUE STATE BELONGS TO THE FULANI BY RIGHT OF CONQUEST
By Prof. Labdo Muhammad
Benue State belongs to the Fulani people by right of conquest. This is because half of the state is part of the Bauchi Emirate and the other half is part of the Adamawa Emirate. Benue is therefore part and parcel of the Sokoto Caliphate. So no one has the right to expel the Fulani from Benue under any guise.
Second to the Arabs, perhaps the Fulani are the most benevolent and merciful conquerors in history. If they had applied the Nazi final solution to the natives, or if they had treated them the same way the European settlers treated Red Indians in North America or the Aborigines in Australia, the story would have been different today.”
Haba Professor, are these revanchist sentiments consistent with our current realities? Do you think, in this day and age, referring to fellow citizens as conquered people, is appropriate and helpful at a time of tension and insecurity? Isn’t this extremist sentiment going to compounding a bad situation and make the herdsmen more daring and brutal? This opinion is outrageous and pernicious to the well being of our society. If educated people talk like this, then mobs will call the shots and destroy society. Academic freedom and freedom speech should not be used recklessly or thoughtlessly.
Culled from the wall of Musty LaLa