Around 520,000 Enugu youth signed a petition against their government’s Fulani friendly policy. Most of them are worried about Muslim fulanis from North and economic exploitation by Fulanisp, DW news reports.
“It has become really bad in recent weeks and it is all because Muhammadu Buhari introduced a program that enabled Jihad Muslims from 186 countries to come here without a tourist visa,” says Ikenna , owners of the Land.
Ikenna continues: “Local people here are worried, we have all read about the problems that Muslims have caused in Yoruba land, — in Middle-Belt and Plateau in particular — and we do not want that to happen here.”
There was also a protest in Imo state against the Fulani Herdsmen program in which hundreds of people participated. “We urge the government to put Igbo citizens before Fulanis,” a rally organiser says.
“We are not against all Muslims. But we should not accept foreigners who try to exploit the policy as a means of seeking economic interests and dodging the draft in their States ,” he adds.
Ikenna, the protest organiser says:
“We are also worried because of their religion. We have had no contact with Muslim people before, but we know that they all have big families and they bring their own culture instead of trying to adapt to the place where they live..”