He recently revealed this while speaking in an interview with BBC Hausa Service, and Nigerians have been reacting.
According to him, the violence currently happening in the region is clearly as a result of the call for the eviction of Fulani herders out of Southwestern states, and the utterances of the South West leaders will only aid more killings in the region.
He added that there is a current leadership failure in the South-West region, and the situation must be rectified fast before things get out of hand.
His words, “Leadership failures in the region cause what happened in Oyo State and other things that kept happening in the southwestern states.”
“Some utterances by some governors also went a long way in inciting the citizens to take up arms against other ethnic groups settling in their states.”
“The governors’ utterances emboldened the criminals to unleash violence against the northerners.”
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Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (born 12 January 1959) is a Nigerian senator who serves as the President of the Senate of Nigeria. He represents Yobe North Constituency of Yobe State under the All Progressive Congress (APC). His tenure as a senator started since 2007 Nigeria general election.
In 2019, he emerged the new Senate President of the 9th National Assembly with 79 votes cast to beat Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume with 28 votes.
Lawan was elected to the Senate in 2007. In 2008, he was a member of the National Assembly’s Joint Committee on Constitution Review. In 2009, as chairman of the Senate committee on Public Accounts, Lawan initiated and sponsored the Desertification Control Commission Bill.
Lawan ran for reelection in Yobe North Senatorial District on the ANPP platform in the 9 April 2011 elections. He won with 92,799 votes, trailed by Hassan Kafayos Hussaini of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with 76,960 votes.
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