DUTSE—Irked by the persistent criminal activities involving Fulani communities across the federation, Fulbe-Fulako Association of Nigeria, has designed a programme that will change their lives and stop them from committing such crime.
National Vice President of the association, Alhaji Yau Muhammad, who spoke at a briefing in Dutse, said the association was worried by the report of the probes which indicated that 80 percent of criminals arrested were Fulani, describing the situation as unfortunate, disgraceful and unacceptable for to the group.
Muhammad faulted government at all levels for not fully involving their members in any of their economic initiatives or any appointment, which makes them relevant in the society, as he called on government to look into their plight by engaging Fulani groups in their programmes.
The association, according to its chairman intends to provide Neem’s seedling to Fulani settlement areas across the state during this year raining season to plant in various location.
This, he added will serve as employment opportunity for them, while a token would be given to those who participate in the programme.
He said “We are abandoned by government and this is why our members are involved in criminal activities, but that notwithstanding, we are set to stop them from getting involved in crime through this initiative that is designed to better the lives of our member