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Prof. Labdo Muhammad – Benue State belongs to Fulanis by right of conquest


A Nigerian professor from Kano, Umar Labdo Muhammad made it known that Benue State belongs to the Fulani people by right of conquest.

He wrote on  this on Facebook:

Benue State belongs to the Fulani people by right of conquest. This is because half of the state is part of the Bauchi Emirate and the other half is part of the Adamawa Emirate. Benue is therefore part and parcel of the Sokoto Caliphate. So no one has the right to expel the Fulani from Benue under any guise.
Second to the Arabs, perhaps the Fulani are the most benevolent and merciful conquerors in history. If they had applied the Nazi final solution to the natives, or if they had treated them the same way the European settlers treated Red Indians in North America or the Aborigines in Australia, the story would have been different toady.
The Fulani are the largest single nation in West Africa and, perhaps, on the whole continent and they have remained unbeatable throughout their history.
You can hate the Fulani, you can call them all sort of names, you can blackmail their spineless political leaders, you can conspire to wipe out the entire Fulani leadership in a single day, you can stage a coup and “orkarize” (excise) the core Fulani states from Nigeria, you can hate them to he’ll, but you can never beat them.
Fulani’s main problem remains their meek, spineless, incompetent leaders that have lost all sense of responsibility and abandoned their people. But this problem, thank God, is not insurmountable. The Fulani are capable of changing their leaders: traditional, political, religious and cultural (I mean by cultural those so-called Fulani socio-cultural organizations that eat fat on the Fulani but cannot champion their cause or defend their rights). They have done this in the past and are capable of doing it again.’


  1. The So-called Professor from Kano should not falsify history. Which accounts of history is he quoting?I can give many accounts of the history of the caliphate and none of them back up his claim. The farthest the caliphate leaders came eastwards was to establish their rule in Adamawa where the Lamido still presides. They were stopped by the remnants of the Kwararafa kingdom who moved their capital southwards to Near Wukari.
    To the central parts of what i can call upper and middle Benue valley, they could not penetrate southwards because of the many small groups such as the Arago, Eggon, Tiv and other groups who inhabited the area and fiercely resisted their penetration southwards. A lot of research has been done on this area by the University of Dalhousie in Canada. The papers are available for anyone to consult known as The Benue Valley Project Papers (BVPP). Some have been published in various journals. The jihadists were only able to establish Emirates at Keffi, Lafia and Nassarawa whose authorities do not extend beyond the confines of these towns where some Hausa and Fulani mostly migrants from Bauchi and Borno reside.
    What history is the so-called professor quoting? Let him show me his sources.


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