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Herdsmen-farmers clash: Afenifere cautions Tinubu over advice given to federal government

Herdsmen-farmers clash: Afenifere cautions Tinubu over advice given to federal government

- Afenifere has cautioned the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

- The Yoruba socio-cultural group cautioned Tinubu for advising the federal government to convert unused lands to grazing reserves

- Afenifere says Tinubu's position is very backward in modern times

Following his advice to the federal government over grazing reserves, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has been cautioned by Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere.

ThePunch reports that the APC chieftain had advised the federal government to convert unused land to grazing reserves.

Legit.ng gathers that the group cautioned Tinubu against toying with people's lives by making outlandish propositions.

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The APC chieftain was said to have attributed the herdsmen’s attacks in some parts of the country to scarcity of water and grazing land.

Tinubu, who was spoke at The Nation/TVC seminar in Abuja on Monday, October 8, said: "Unoccupied, isolated land can quickly be turned into grazing areas in the affected states.”

The publicity secretary of the group, Yinka Odumakin, said in a statement: “We totally reject this position as it is very backward in modern times and contrary to the consensus of all peace-loving Nigerians that what we need to solve the herdsmen’s siege on farmers is to have ranches.

“Senator Tinubu has lived in very enlightened societies like the United States and Britain; If he was still living in any of such countries, would he suggest that grazing routes should be established at this age and time.

“We admonish him that he is free to play his politics the way it suits him but he should thread softly in playing games with the lives of our people by making outlandish propositions on issues which have been settled.

"Tinubu can give his residence in Bourdillon for cattle colony but our people will not accept their land being converted into cattle grazing routes.”

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Legit.ng previously reported that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, said that the cause of the ongoing crisis between herdsmen and farmers in various community across Nigeria was caused by water scarcity.

Tinubu said this while speaking on Monday, October 8, at an event organised by The Nation and TV Continental, which was themed: ‘Towards an Enduring Peace.’

Tinubu who was represented by an executive commissioner of the Nigerian Communications Commission, Sunday Dare, said: “The government must help herders gradually shift from their traditional nomadic existence to a more static lifestyle. We have to face the reality that modernity is making the nomadic way counterproductive and inefficient."

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