Killer Fulani Herdsmen Gained’t Enter Nigeria If We Have Trump’s Immigration Coverage
Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister has acknowledged that if the Federal Authorities develop stringent immigration coverage like that of Donald Trump, Fulani herdsmen from border nations received’t have their approach into the nation.
Some killings within the northern a part of the nation have been attributed to Fulani herdsmen who have been mentioned to have infiltrated the nation from neighbouring Niger Republic, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Chad.
The Trump administration has to date imposed sure visa restrictions on some international locations together with Nigeria, the newest being barring Nigerians from the 2022 US visa lottery.
Nonetheless, the previous minister, who’s a staunch supporter of Trump within the 2020 US presidential election, mentioned the Republican candidate has been in a position to shield America from infiltration by terrorists along with his strict immigration legal guidelines.
In accordance with him, Trump is a “hardliner with the difficulty of terror” and Nigeria wants him to defeat the conflict in opposition to Boko Haram and different terror parts.
He mentioned Trump was the one US president in world historical past to problem President Muhammadu Buhari to “cease killing Christians in Northern Nigeria”.
Fani-Kayode, who spoke on Tuesday in a PUNCH Fb Reside Interview, mentioned he has been passionate concerning the US election as a result of “no matter occurs on this election impacts closely on my nation and the remainder of the world”.
He mentioned, “No matter occurs there’ll have an effect on Africa and Nigeria typically. In a rustic like ours the place we now have Boko Haram, the world-leading terrorist organisation, in keeping with worldwide terror index; Fulani herdsmen, the fourth world-leading terrorist organisation, in keeping with the identical organisation; the place you could have the Islamic State West Africa Province; the place you could have SARS protests or anti-SARS protests, it is vitally essential that we all know that probably the most highly effective man on the planet has a vested curiosity in what’s going on in our nation.
“For us in Nigeria, who will assist us with Boko Haram? Who will assist us with ISWAP? Who will assist us mount stress on our authorities to do one thing about Fulani herdsmen? It is advisable to have probably the most highly effective man on the planet displaying curiosity in Nigeria.”
Persevering with, the minister mentioned although Trump has been criticised for a few of his insurance policies, the Federal Authorities wants his immigration coverage to maintain killer Fulani herdsmen from coming into Nigeria.
“He could also be introducing insurance policies that have an effect on some folks greater than others, when it comes to wanting to maintain his nation for his folks and make his nation nice once more. I don’t see something unsuitable with that. I might do the identical if I used to be the president of Nigeria. I might construct partitions, preserve folks out from coming in.
“These are immigration insurance policies and he (Trump) mentioned it that he didn’t need folks coming in. The broader coverage for me makes a number of sense which is that we don’t need folks coming in illegally.
“If we now have a coverage like that in Nigeria, we wouldn’t have Fulanis coming into our borders all through the north to return and kill our folks in Katsina, Zamfara and kill our folks in Sokoto. If we now have a superb immigration coverage, we received’t have that,” he acknowledged.