Fulani


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a member of a pastoral and nomadic people of western Africa

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a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad

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That is why we established Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria with membership also from Diaspora to monitor movement of herdsmen into the country.
Contrary to the Fulani older people from Tulus, (Saad, 2005), Shattaya Fur of the same state suffered from food in security and their situation of malnutrition is alarming.
The five major ethnic groups were Fulani, Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba, and Berom, with 12-19 representatives from each group participating in the study.
However, that unfortunate comment or speech by the President moved me and I asked: If the farmers from Benue State or any other state can take up their arms, go to Katsina State, the home of the president and begin to kill his people there because of the fact that Fulani herdsmen have destroyed their farms, can the President take his time to study the situation surrounding the activities of the farmers before taking a decision that can stop the killing?
Traditional Fulani regard any occupation other than herding as socially inferior, though millions now pursue a wide range of occupations in West Africa's urban centers.
Fulani herdsmen have been accused of attacking the village of Nimbo in Nigeria's Biafra southeast state in April, opening fire on residents and torching a house.
In September 2015 suspected Fulani herdsmen abducted a prominent Nigerian politician, Olu Falae, and demanded a ransom of one hundred million naira (approximately $500,000).
She said provision of this market might help massively in addressing the social vices at Kofar wambai Yan Nono market and likewise sanitize the business by female Fulani in the state.
Using historical sources, information from the diary of Hamman Yaji, a Fulani chief and active slaver, and data gathered in the course of ethnographic research in three of these zones by myself and colleagues, I show that in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the extraction of slaves from particular sub-regions within these zones was highly variable, as is evident in the interfaces between the decentralized prey societies and the predatory states.
The 20 women were from the Fulani ethnic group, traditionally cattle herders, taken from the Garkin Fulani settlement, according to a member of a local vigilante group, Alhaji Tar, the Associated Press reported.
There's an added problem of Fulani militants who are fully armed and carry out raids across many regions.
Violence in central Nigeria is frequently fuelled by long-running land disputes between semi-nomadic communities like the Muslim Fulani and farming settlers including mainly Christian Berom, both often armed with automatic weapons.
Fourteen chapters, presented by Fulani (liberal studies, New York U.
Carcass characteristics, carcass conformation, carcass degree of fat cover and rib segment composition were collected on 40 Lagunaire, 71 Borgou and 110 Zebu Fulani bulls.
The state has seen scores of attacks involving the Fulani, an ethnic group of Muslim pastoralists, and indigenous Christian communities, although it was not clear who was behind the latest violence.