Not much is being heard on the plight of thousands of Fulani herders who have been displaced by bandits, their cattle rustled, and their wives, husbands, and children abducted until they pay the ransom.
The general impression created by the media and those controlling the narrative is that all the atrocities being committed in the North West and parts of North Central are the handy work of the Fulani.
However, an investigation by Daily Trust Saturday revealed that while criminals irrespective of tribe or religion have found a common ground championing the ongoing atrocities, thousands of the Fulani have fallen victims and are struggling to find their bearing.
Pains anguish in Niger villages
Dozens of Fulani residents in banditry-infested local government areas of Munya, Shiroro, Paikoro, Gurara, Rafi, Mashegu, Magama, and Mariga in Niger State, have vacated their settlements following the incessant onslaught by terrorists on their homes.
Some of them who live as internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the uncompleted Niger State House of Assembly quarters, Three-Arm Zone, Western Bypass, and Brighter Area, Minna, the state Capital, said they had lost virtually all their means of livelihood, including their cattle and other animals.