Farmers fault Lalong, say we don’t carry AK-47 like herdsmen

Farmers in Plateau State have berated the state governor Simon Lalong for accusing them of moving about with AK-47 weapons like Fulani herdsmen.

Lalong had while speaking on Channels TV programme, Sunrise Daily, monitored in Jos on Tuesday said Fulani herdsmen alone should not be crucified for bearing AK-47 as farmers also do the same.

The Governor had  said,  “I’m not justifying anybody to carry AK-47, but don’t forget that in the course of our deliberations and investigations, it was not only Fulani herdsmen that were carrying AK-47, even farmers were carrying AK-47.”

However, the Chairman of the  Plateau State chapter of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), John Wuyep, described the statement as untrue.The chairman  said,  “In as much as people have the right to defend themselves, no farmer, to the best of my knowledge, was arrested for carrying arms and ammunition not to talk of AK- 47