Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, Minister of Interior Niger has promised that the Republic of Niger will join with Nigerian Government to fight Fulani herdsmen.
Dambazau made this assurance when the Nigerian Lawmakers paid him a visit in Abuja concerning the issues Nigeria is having with the Fulani Herdsmen.
The minister disabused the lawmakers’ minds about the misconception that herdsmen from Niger Republic were responsible for the herdsmen and farmers’ conflict in Nigeria.
Dambazau told the lawmakers that the two countries had close relationship in religion and ethnicity.
“Our relationship is historic; we have a very close relationship in ethnicity and religion that it is difficult to know who comes from Nigeria and Niger. We consider ourselves as one family.
“There is no insinuation anywhere that the herdsmen are only from Niger Republic. We have other movements across the sub-region, even from Nigeria,” he said.
The leader of the Niger parliamentarians’ delegation, Mr. Sanusi Mareini, told the minister that there was insinuation that herdsmen from Niger were responsible for the herdsmen and farmers’ conflict. (NAN)