Fulani Herdsmen anywhere don’t need visa to enter Nigeria – Miyetti Allah Leader
National President of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Abdullahi Bello Bodejo, has disclosed that Fulani herdsmen across Africa do not need a visa to enter Nigeria.
The Herald that Bodejo made this known in an interview he granted a Nigerian newspaper, saying they have never needed a visa in the first place.
When asked if the new free visa policy of the federal government for African nationals will create an avenue for more in flocks of foreign herdsmen, he said: “This is democracy, anybody can say and criticize anything.
“Fulani are all over Africa and they are the biggest ethnic group in the world, they don’t have border; nothing concerns them with visa. With their cows, they can cross any border and go anywhere they want where there is green pasture.
“What concerns Fulani with visa? The Fulani that need visa are very few, and they are the very educated ones and are in government in other countries. Free visa or no free visa, Fulani don’t have any border.
“They go anywhere they want from anywhere without visa all over the whole world, not only in Africa. They can migrate from Sahel, from Sudan, from Chad, from Niger, from Cameroun to here (Nigeria), nothing concerns them with visa.
“Even before now that bandits are trying to spoil Fulani name and image, there is nothing that concerns them with visa; the country where they just want to enter, they will enter and you can just see them.
“So, those who are troubling themselves that the free visa policy that President Buhari wants to introduce was aimed at bringing in the Fulani from other countries should hold their peace as there is nothing that concerns the Fulani with visa, as they are well organized and already know how they do their movements with their cows; anywhere they see grass they start grazing in that area. They don’t need visa, you can see them they just appear there and start their grazing business.”