The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has said the Fulani tribe does not forget to take revenge whenever they are unjustly treated.
Reacting to a question asked on Thursday during a webinar organised by the Africa Leadership Group, the governor said the Fulani never forgets when he is innocently targeted and killed.
El-Rufai was referring to what he tweeted in 2012 saying, “Anyone, soldier or not, that kills the Fulani, takes a loan repayable one day no matter how long it takes.”
Asked if it would be justified for the Igbos that lost their loved ones during the civil war to take revenge on Nigeria, he responded, “If a Fulani man dies in war, it is different. If a Fulani man is arrested by the authorities and convicted, it is not an issue. What the Fulani never forgets is when he is innocently targeted and killed and the authorities do nothing. He will never forget and he will come back for revenge. This is it.
“So, it is better to understand the context given the context of what I tweeted which had to do with an issue in Plateau State in 2012. I hope you get the context. So, it is not that Fulani will never forget. Anyone that goes through pain and sorrow either forgets or doesn’t forget but when it is extrajudicial, when it is extra-official, the attitude is completely different.
“This is the context in which Fulani never forgets. It is not in every context. As I said, I lost relations during the war. It doesn’t mean I still hold a grudge. We’ve moved past that.”