- The government has been advised on what to do to end the crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the southwest
- Ex-senator Shehu Sani told the governors to make sure that in the north they set up grazing reserves
- The farmer-herdsmen crisis has been generating reactions across the country with Nigerians offering solutions
A former federal lawmaker representing Kaduna state, Shehu Sani, has offered a solution to end the recent crisis between farmers and herdsmen in the southwest.
The ex-senator representing Kaduna central revealed that grazing reserves and agro-allied industries should be set up in the north.
Sani who made the disclosure on Arise Television on Friday, January 29, explained that it is not possible for herders not to clash with farmers when moving around with cattle.
According to Sani, the meeting of the southwest governors with Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) is a good step, however, it will not solve the problem.
He went on to note that the discussions will only douse tension. Sani said the north has enough landmass for cattle to graze without problems.
The ex-lawmaker added that the northern states where cattle-rearers and Fulani ethnic groups are from to set up grazing reserves and attach them to agro-allied industries to make a business out of it.
Akeredolu, other governors meet Miyetti Allah
The meeting borders on the vacation order issued by the Ondo state governor to unregistered herdsmen.
Some of the governors present in the meeting included those from Ondo, Osun, Ekiti, Oyo, and Jigawa, and Kebbi states.
Miyetti Allah bans night grazing in southwest
In a related development, the national president of Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Muhammadu Kiruwa has directed Fulani herders across the southwest of the country to put an end to both night and underaged grazing with immediate effect.
Kiruwa also warned herders to desist from taking their cows to people’s farms for grazing, adding that the frequent farmers/herders clash must be brought to an end.
While stressing that MACBAN is a peaceful association that values peace and condemned criminalities in any form, Kiruwa said MACBAN will continue to work with security agencies to fish out criminals.