NCEF Petitions Inspector-General of Police: A Fulani, Ardo Bulama, Must Be Arrested & Prosecuted for Treasonable Felony
The National Christian Elders Forum, NCEF, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police over an alleged call by one Ardo Bulama who swore that all the indigenous ethnic nationalities in Southern Kaduna and all the Christians in Nigeria shall be killed.
The NCEF petition titled: “NCEF Responds with Petition to Inspector General of Police; Ardo Bulama must be arrested and prosecuted for treasonable felony,” and signed by NCEF chairman, Elder Solomon Asemota, SAN, on behalf of eminent Nigerian Christian elders, including Gen. Joshua Dogonyaro (rtd) (Vice-Chairman), Prof. Joseph Otubu, Dr. (Mrs.) Kate Okpareke, Dr. Ayo Abifarin, Gen. Zamani Lekwot (rtd), Elder Moses Ihonde, Elder Nat Okoro, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), Elder Matthew Owojaiye, Hon. Justice Kalajine Anigbogu (rtd), Elder Shyngle Wigwe, DIG P. L. Dabup, Sir John W. Bagu, Dr. Saleh Hussaini, Elder Michael Orobator, Hon. Justice James Ogebe (rtd), Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Dame Priscilla Kuye, Dr. S. D. Gani, Mrs. Osaretin Demuren, Prof. Yussuf Turaki, Lady Mariam Yunusa, Prof. (Mrs.) Deborah Enilo Ajakaiye, HRM Oba Dokun Thompson, Dr. Taiwo Idemudia (Diaspora) and Pastor Bosun Emmanuel (Secretary) alleging that Ardo Bulama claimed that Fulani own all the land and none of the other ethnic nationalities will farm because “we will sit in your farms and anyone who comes out we will kill him.”
In the nine-page petition, NCEF made the following recommendations to the Inspector-General of Police:
“That Ardo Bulama should be arrested, investigated, and prosecuted for incitement to violence, hate speech and a treasonable felony in that he is canvassing genocide against Christians and other Nigerians in Kaduna State that could consume Nigeria.
“That until the Constitution is amended through legal processes, the Nigeria Police will protect the lives and properties of all Nigerians.
“The Inspector-General is encouraged to reduce personnel for institutionalized powers for better policing of Nigeria, such as declining interference in the day to day Police activities in the states as to whom to protect and not to protect. After all, Nigeria is a federation of 36 States and one Federal Capital Territory that are semi-autonomous,” NCEF enjoined.
Below is the transcript of the message of Ardo Bulama, translated from Hausa into English:
“Both the infidels in Kasuwan and Magani, infidels in Laduga, infidels in Kachiya, infidels in Gwanin Gora, infidels in Kafanchan and all the infidels in Southern Nigeria the infidels in Southern Kaduna, we are informing you with a loud voice. We that are Fulani, do you think you will try us? I swear, I swear, I swear, we are telling you with a loud voice that we are going to follow you right into your houses, and kill you. If you touch our people, we will not forgive you. We are telling you, the Government of Kaduna State. Especially you, Governor El-Rufai, be patient and leave us with them. They are the ones that said we are more powerful than them. We are Fulani and we know the forest, we know the city, we spend time in the city, we know their secret, they don’t know our secret…..
“I swear, any Fulani that knows he is prepared should come out. He should come out with his strength and with the power of Allah, we will join hands and fight these infidels – infidels that hate Islam. We will kill them and burn their houses and burn their food. We will kill them the way hunters kill wild animals. The way hunters kill, we will follow them even to their rooms and slaughter them and any law enforcement agent that comes there, we have no concern with him. If he says he will disturb us, we will finish with him, no matter who he is, even if it is General Buratai. We, the Fulani – what has been done to us in Kasuwan, Magani, Laduga and across the North, South, East, West – we have already laid our ambush.
“We are there on our feet – no moving back, you stupid and useless infidels. Even if it is from America, you will go and bring your people – we are greater than them. Even if you plant a nuclear bomb on us, it will not explode. Even though you throw a bomb at us, it will not explode. We, with the stick we use to rear our cows, we will finish you. What we have done to you already is just the tip of the iceberg. If you are hungry, take akara and pap. We Fulani take milk and what is used to take it. Any Fulani that knows that he is ready. We are crying with a loud voice. Let us come together and keep alive the religion of Islam because infidels are going against us.
“You are telling lies that God is ours. You don’t know God, you stupid and useless infidels. During Yakowa’s time, you did what you wanted, but because this Governor El-Rufai is a Muslim, you say he is supporting us. Just so you will know he is not supporting us since you are the ones that looked for our trouble. I swear, I swear, this is the swearing of Muslims. If God allows and permits, we will turn your houses to be non-habitable. Even your chickens, we will kill them, we will burn your houses, and hinder you from moving around. We already know your farms. We know your farms – we know where you sleep. Americans say your name is sorry.
“Yes, I am Ardo Bulama. I have told my entire children – my children, Fulani youths that are well to do. We will fight the infidels in Southern Kaduna, Laduga is prepared, Crossing is also ready. Any law enforcement agent that enters this our fight between Fulani and Christians, I swear, he is not part of our fight. But if he enters, we will finish him. We have told you, even if it is nuclear, you will get from America, we are better than you. We, with the stick, we will finish you even without using guns. Go and borrow guns and nuclear. Go and buy any type of ammunition you think you have. We will collect them from you and kill you. We depend on God; we don’t depend on any government. We depend on God. By God’s grace, no stupid infidel will disturb us again. We have told you I am Ardo Bulama. If you don’t know, I am Ardo Bulama, alias Mareroro, who fears Allah alone, not any human, a useless and stupid man, talk less of any infidel that says the Fulani are not indigenes…
“We, the Fulani, are untouchable. We only fear God alone. Because of that, everyone will be dealt with – anyone that will not be part of this fight will be dealt with as long as you are Christians. Christians that shit while standing and urinate while standing. But you want to be wicked to us. I swear, from today – from tomorrow, I will not add to it – I will pause here.
Anyone that hears this should send to his relative. Everybody should hear this announcement with a loud voice. We don’t fight with [alongside] the Government. Anyone that looks for our trouble, we will not forgive him because God himself said, “if someone touches you and you see you can be patient, but if you cannot be patient, revenge with the same measure with what has been done to you”. So, for that, we will revenge for what was done to us. Our people were slaughtered. A pregnant woman was slaughtered, the baby was cut. Old people, children, big people were not left out.
“Our cows and our animals were killed. I swear, I swear, you infidels and any place where stupid infidels are, we will kill them and eat their meat. It’s not that we cannot eat his meat. We will ask for the infidel’s meat to be fried and we will eat in order to increase in size and increase fats. Thanks be to Allah. You have heard this from what our Ardo [leader] has said. We were delayed in our job of war – we are used to it and we have inherited it. We, the Fulani, wherever it may be, we are ready for any stupidity. Some use money to do it for the fact that we are now supported and reinforced with war materials. Someone will go and buy cloth and bring them to his house. But your infidels here in Crossing, Kachiya, infidels in Gora, infidels in Guzumi, infidels in Magama.
“All of you will go back to Plateau without fear. So, be prepared. We are already prepared – the training you used to do before and the ammunitions you were given – bring it all out and fight the Fulani. If you can, we are not ready. But we depend on God. Since you say you are not scared and not ashamed, we are equal to the task. You don’t know there was a year you said you were Mbashe(?) in a country. So now, we use the air and not with anything come out, see us. We are in the field. We have no fear for your people. You killed our people. This is the fourth time. So now, we will fight with you – we are starting in the name of Allah. Thanks be to Allah. I am Ardo Bulama. I am back.
“I swear, I swear, you infidels, both male and female, child and adult and those not yet born. If he is in the womb, we will kill him. I am Ardo Bulama. Even if the Government interferes in this matter, we will only pause for a little time. Even after a thousand years, we will meet you and us. Anyone up to the task, I swear, he should come to the farm this rainy season, except if hunger will kill you. You will have no farms. We will sit in your farms and anyone who comes out, we will kill him. Your farms and houses belong to us. Whether night or day, whether rain or heat, we are not afraid – we have been observing your movement.
“You said we don’t have land. The land belongs to God. Anyone that says the land is his is a liar. Was he born with land in his mother’s womb? We Fulani have shame, but we have removed it and kept it aside. You infidels are not trustworthy. Our parents have been telling us, but we now know the truth. Our parents were telling us that we held you in truthfulness and confidence and peaceful co-existence. You said it’s not like that.
“I, Ardo Bulama, I have children in the North, South, East, West, up, down, everyone is ready. Not gun, knife, arrow and all American ammunitions – they don’t penetrate our body. We here, its common stick we will use and it works on everybody without using American ammunition. A man who is fit to be called a man doesn’t carry a gun. What effect does it have on a man’s body? You will only shoot and be tired. We will use stone; you will be tired. We will be in the rain, not knowing you are in the sun. Kasuwan, Magani and Crossing and Gwanin Gora all Laduga – all the infidels in these areas, we are done with them. Just call yourselves corpses anywhere you go even if it is in Jos, we will follow you and kill you.
“Peace be unto you, my fellow Fulani. No retreat, no surrender.”