KILLER HERDSMEN CRISIS: BUHARI’S AIDE, LAURETTA ONOCHIE BACKS FULANI HERDSMEN, SAYS NIGERIANS ALWAYS CAST THEM IN BAD LIGHT BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT IS FROM THE ETHIC GROUP

Lauretta Onochie, Senior Special Assistant on Social Media to President Muhammadu Buharia, has said every tribe in the country has bad eggs.

She also claimed that many critics of the Buhari regime were driven by hate and bitterness and were, therefore, wont to accuse Fulani herdsmen of every heinous act perpetrated by criminals, adding that such commentators were fishing for trouble.

In a string of tweets on Monday, the President’s aide said all crimes committed in non-Fulani host communities were attributed to guest -herders- who are of the same tribe as Buhari.

Onochie was reacting to statements made by a human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), on the eviction order issued by Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, that herdsmen should leave the state’s forest reserves within seven days.

Onochie wrote, “If there is an ethnic or community clash where lives and properties are lost, we pick and choose which to attribute to community clash and which to lay on the doorsteps of the Fulanis, Buhari’s ethnic group, in order to satisfy the craving for more bitterness and hatred towards Buhari.

Onochie, however, sued for peace amid the unfolding situations in Ondo and Oyo States, adding that elections remained the constitutional way to remove an unpopular government.

“Those threatening mayhem must calm down, take a deep breath and remember that this is the only nation we can truly call, “ours”.

“The ballot box is usually, the best way to change a government. That is in 2023. Let common sense prevail. God bless Nigeria,” she tweeted.