The Emir of Muri, Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida, met with Fulani leaders in his palace in Jalingo and urged them to weed out criminals amongst them.
This is coming six days after the Emir warned criminals among Fulani herders to stop their criminal activities.
The meeting, which was attended by all Hardos, Jauros and Fulani associations, was to further find a lasting solution to the criminal activities of some herdsmen.
Daily Trust gathered that the Emir had said during the meeting that his marching orders were not directed to all Fulani herdsmen but to those among them who engage in kidnapping and other criminal activities.
The Chairman of Miyyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Taraba State branch, Sahabi Tukur, who was at the meeting, told Daily Trust that the emir had expressed his displeasure over some herdsmen who have been linked with kidnapping.
He said the Emir, who is also Fulani, was not happy that Fulani herdsmen were linked to kidnapping and warned that the bad eggs must be sorted out and dealt with in accordance with the law.
Sahabi Tukur added that the Emir had further told the Fulani leaders at the meeting that they must act positively to bring sanity among all Fulani herdsmen.
“You must weed out all criminal elements among you and restore the good image of Fulani which is gradually being tanished by activities of bad eggs that engaged in kidnapping and other forms of criminal activities,” the Emir was quoted as saying.
However, Sahabi revealed that various committees would be set up to address the issue of criminal activities by some Fulani herdsmen and to restore the damaged image of the Fulani herders.