Abubakar Kawu Baraje has traced the origin of the current insecurity in the country to the influx of Fulani from neighboring countries like Sierra Leone, Mali, Senegal, Niger and Chad brought into the country for election purposes in 2015.
He also backed self-help initiatives of the south west governors, stating that responses of Sunday Igboho to the herdsman menace were necessary because the Federal Government failed in its principal responsibility to secure life and property.
According to the former PDP chairman, who also once served as the party’s national secretary, chairman of the breakaway faction of PDP that formed the nucleus of the current ruling party, the Fulani men causing havoc in the country are not aboriginal to Nigeria.
“We are not asking the right question on how the same Fulani we have been leaving with suddenly turned out a menace.
“We also must ask how they had access to their guns,” the ex-party chairman asked.
“The security agencies have not been open about the nature of the problem.
“They have made arrests. Why haven’t they told the public who the terrorists are,” asked Baraje.
According to him, the Fulani causing security problems in the country were brought in to help facilitate victory in the 2015 election.