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Why we want a referendum to separate from the Fulani in Nigeria — Hausa Group

The Hausa Independence Movement, HIM, has urged the United Nations to hold a referendum on self-determination in Nigeria, noting that they are not more comfortable staying with the Fulani in the same country.

In a statement released Friday, Hasan Gado, spokesperson for the group, accused the Fulani of making life difficult for other indigenous peoples in Nigeria.

According to him, 8,750 Hausa have been killed by Fulani shepherds and bandits since 2015.

“Most of those killed here in the north are the Hausa people, and the Fulani militias are behind the attacks.

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“Even when we organized men to defend our villages, security agents arrested and disarmed them, accusing them of plotting to attack the Fulani people,” Gado said.

“Pending a positive response to the letter we have submitted to the UN, we will continue to push for a referendum,” he added.

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