The incessant kidnappings and killing in Nigeria by the Fulani herdsmen have become almost second nature to the residents of select regions of the country.
Africa News24 (AN24) understands that Kidnappings which was previously isolated to the northern regions of the country has spread to the southwest regions and beyond immediately following the conclusion of the general elections.
247ureports in its unfolding report series on the attack of the Fulani herdsmen uncovered some of the major reasons propelling the killing and kidnapping spree.
According to reports, the Fulani herdsman who claims to still have access and trust of the herdsmen operatives in the theater operation, the killing spree were merely a battle for survival for the herdsmen.
The herdsmen who prefer to be called Malam Ilia indicated that the chief cause for the increased activity of the killer herdsmen was unavailability of income and/or limited cash. “Most of the killers were herders whose cows have been killed by diseases and cow thieves
”, Ilia explained as he noted that most of the operatives hail from the Niger Republic where they have lost virtually all source of income and livelihood.