Herders/farmers crisis: Social, cultural factors responsible for problem - Buhari

Herders/farmers crisis: Social, cultural factors responsible for problem - Buhari

- The herdsmen-farmers crisis has been blamed on social and cultural factors by President Buhari

- Buhari said those who blame religion for the crisis do not understand its root causes

- The president appealed for better understanding of Nigeria’s diverse cultures, so as to engender a healthier co-existence among citizens

The crisis between herders and farmers witnessed in Benue and other parts of Nigeria has been attributed to social and cultural factors by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The president said this when he met a delegation of Benue State Council of Traditional Rulers led by the Tor Tiv, Professor James Ayatse, at Aso Rock on Wednesday, October 9, New Telegraph reports.

Legit.ng gathers that Buhari said those who blame religion for the crisis do not understand its root causes.

In order to sustain the nation’s unity, Buhari called for better appreciation of the historical relationships among various communities.

He lamented over the misunderstanding of the crisis by many people at home and abroad, a statement by presidential aide, Garba Shehu stated.

The president appealed for better understanding of Nigeria’s diverse cultures so as to engender a healthier co-existence among citizens.

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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari promised leaders of Nasarawa state that he would end the continued crises between farmers and herdsmen in the country.

Buhari said this when he received the leaders from Nasarawa at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, noting that the state had supported him right from the period of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC).

The president noted that Nasarawa was the only state that produced a governor under the defunct party.

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