Where Is This Smoke From?
Way back, there were Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria who moved their cattle across the land from the North down South.
Some of these herders even had cattle farms on pieces of land offered them by the land owners pro bono!
In their long trek, they came across farmlands close to the highways which the herders took them past in controlled strategies that left no damage on their trail.
In the spirit of love and understanding, farmers offered them items, particularly cassava, from their farms which the Fulanis enjoyed eating raw.
The herders stayed the night close to settlements with no infractions.
When they had a cattle that got too lazy to go, they got in touch with the natives to have it for immediate slaughter at a very reduced rate.
There were no reports of cattle stampede over their crops; no cause for alarm.
Then suddenly, Nigeria wakes up into a nightmare where Fulani herdsmen have become a rampaging, invading army.
Some of the herders now bear unlicensed automatic arms which they wrap in a mat strapped to one of the cows.
What government should be doing is to get to the roots of what has suddenly gotten amiss.
There is no smoke without fire. This is an everyday saying by the people of Nigeria.