Tag: Northerners

Opinion: Anti-Northern Muslim Sentiments

In the past few months, no day has gone by without grim news of yet another traumatic, enraging, despair-generating Boko Haram atrocity being announced by media houses and hogging the Nigerian and international  headlines. Bombings, kidnappings and brutal assaults on innocent people are now daily occurrences in the North East.[Read More…]

Opinion: Before We Kill Off All Herdsmen……….

Before we kill of all herdsmen, please let us stop and reflect: Who are they? What do they want? How can we help them? This paper is divided into three parts: What the Hausa/Fulani herdsmen are not; what they are; and Aduba’s solution to the problem. Fulani/Hausa herdsmen are not[Read More…]

Northerners Should Avail Their Services To The Military In Tackling Terrorism – Ihejirika

The former Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika has called on northern leaders to avail their services to the military in order to rid the country of terrorism. At the launch of a book titled:”The Pursuit of Providence”, an autobiography on the former Chief of Air Staff, Air[Read More…]

‘Stop Arresting Innocent Northerners’ Arewa Group Tells South East Governors

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum on Tuesday condemned what it referred to as a random arrest of 486 northerners in Abia State as suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The Northern group said it was wrong to treat innocent northerners as terrorists. President of AYCF, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, told The PUNCH that the group[Read More…]

Opinion: Boko Haram, Muslims And Northerners

After the Chief Imam ended the prayer in the mosque, his deputy collected the microphone and delivered strong worded condemnation on insurgents for the killing of innocent people in the name of Islam. The deputy ended by saying “terrorists will roast in hell-fire!” Surprisingly, the Chief Imam retrieved the microphone[Read More…]

Tahir Sherrif: Northern Clerics, Muslims & Boko Haram

About three years ago, I heard the news of a bomb blast at Madalla. Newspapers, radio and television broadcasts carried the shocking story of a bomb which had gone off exactly after a Christmas day service. For me, a series of Facebook status updates condemning the act and some discussion[Read More…]

Maku Says Northerners Not Doing Enough To Stop Boko Haram

Minister of Information, Labaran Maku at the Federal Executive Council Wednesday lambasted the  Governors of the 19 northern states, saying that the insurgency in the zone has continued to fester because “they are not doing enough to win the war against terror”.. A transcript of the what Nigeria’s Information minister[Read More…]

The Economist: Why Nigerian Northerners Feel Down

THE roads are thick with traffic and pavements throng with hawkers selling phonecards, sunglasses and leather sandals. At night, street corners are lit up with a red glow from grills cooking spicy meat. But the bustle of Kano, Nigeria’s second-biggest city and the commercial capital of the north, masks an[Read More…]