The leaders of the Hausa/Fulani Community in Delta State have disassociated themselves from the threat letter posted to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa over the ban on open grazing by the Southern governors, saying it was a fake news.
The leaders acknowledged that they have lived in the state for decades and would not do anything untoward to their host community.
At a briefing today, June 14, at Abraka axis of Asaba titled: “Our Hand No Dey,” the leaders condemned the threat message in its entirety.
The Heads of Fulani (Myettialallah) in the state, Alhaji Musa Muhammed, who spoke on behalf of other leaders said: “we are not responsible for the threat letter. The Governor, who is peace-loving and the good people of the state that have played host to us for years, should look elsewhere for the perpetrators.”
He emphasized that the Hausa/Fulani Community is ready to provide any necessary assistance to the state government and security agencies in their bid to fish out the perpetrators.
They pledged unalloyed loyalty to the ‘Stronger Delta’ mantra of state and commended him for his giant strides over the years.
This was even as the Special Assistant to the Governor on Special Duties, Alhaji Muktar Usman, supported by Alhaji Musa Muhammed and Alhaji Abubakar Aruna (Fulani Coordinator) and eight others noted that Hausa people in the state have been in fear since the threat letter littered Asaba and Agbor towna.