Sunday, July 21, 2019


Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah narrated how Igbos have suffered in the hands of Fulani till today. 

He said in 1966 Igbos didn't kill Fulanis rather Fulanis slaughtered not less than 100,000 innocent and defenceless Igbos. 

"To compare the situation of the Fulani in the south today to the situation of the Igbo in the north in 1966 is disingenuous and dishonest. The Igbo did not slaughter the Fulani in the 1966 northern pogroms but rather it was the Fulani that slaughtered the Igbo."

"In 1966 alone no less than 100,000 innocent and defenceless Igbos were butchered by the Fulani in the north. Today it is again the Fulani militias that are slaughtering thousands of Igbo, Yoruba and other southerners all over the south. They are also killing Middle Belt."

"The south and the Middle Belt do not have a tradition of killing the innocent and the defenceless but the Fulani do. If they do not want to be stigmatised and regarded as butchers and terrorists they must stop their herdsmen, militias and cells from slaughtering our people."

"During the civil war the whole of Nigeria unleashed genocide on the innocent Igbo civilian population of Biafra but that was an isolated event. The Fulani have been doing it to others since 1804 up until today." he said. 

He made reference that comparing Igbo and Fulani is like comparing Jews and German Nazis or the Arabs.

"Any comparison between the behaviour and experiences of the Igbo and the Fulani in Nigerian history is painful, insensitive and inappropriate.
The Igbo have suffered too much at the hands of others for them to be compared to the Fulani. It is like comparing the experience of the Jews to the experience of the German Nazis or the Arabs."

"Both races have persecuted and tormented the Jews and the state of Israel more than any other. We must not make such comparisons in the name of political correctness or anything else," he stated.

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