A photograph collage of Emir of Muri Empire, Abbas Tafida, and a herd of cows.
The Emir of Muri Empire in Taraba State, Abbas Tafida has issued a 30-day ultimatum to herders terrorizing residents of the state to vacate forests throughout the state or be compelled to take action.
The Emir gave the ultimatum on Tuesday after Eid prayers.
This follows a rising spate of kidnappings, killings, and assaults within the state by criminals suspected to be herders.
He claimed that Fulani herders are accountable for perpetrating crimes within the state and may due to this fact vacate forests within the state inside 30 days or be compelled out.
The Emir who spoke within the Hausa language urged the management of Fulani Herdsmen to fish out the unhealthy eggs amongst them.
Screenshot from a video displaying a abandoned village in Taraba State following an assault.
“Our Fulani herdsmen within the forests, you got here into this state and we accepted you, why then will you be coming to cities and villages to kidnap residents, even as much as the extent of raping our girls?
“Due to this endless menace, each Fulani herdsman on this state have been given thirty days ultimatum to vacate the forests.
“We’re bored with having sleepless nights and the starvation alone within the land is gigantic and we is not going to enable it to proceed,” the Emir mentioned.
Taraba State situated within the Northeast area of Nigeria is confronted with heinous crimes starting from kidnapping to bandit assaults.