Former Minister for Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has defended Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed over the controversial statement made by the latter on Fulani herdsmen carrying AK-47 rifle.
The Ex-Minister defended the Governor, saying that he is not a warmonger.
Fani-Kayode added that he was glad that he said he never supported herdsmen carrying AK-47.
It will be recalled that Mohammed reportedly said Fulani herdsmen only carry AK-47 for self-defence and to protect themselves.
Mohammed later denied the statement, saying his use of AK-47 was figure of speech to express the plight the herdsmen found themselves.
He noted that contrary to what some people had said, Mohammed is not a warmonger.
“Glad that Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has clarified his position, said he never advocated for herdsmen to carry AK 47’s & said he used those words as a figure of speech.
“I assure you that contrary to what some have said the Bala I have known for 15 years is no warmonger,” he said.