- A Nigerian senator recently lamented over the inflow of herdsmen into the country
- Tolulope Odebiyi, representing Ogun West senatorial district made an urgent appeal to the president
- The lawmaker called on President Buhari to make moves to immediately curb attacks
Tolulope Odebiyi, a member of the Senate on Wednesday, February 10, made an urgent appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari following the incessant herdsmen attacks.
In a report by The Punch, Odebiyi, representing Ogun West senatorial district, called on the Nigerian leader to take immediate action against herdsmen in Nigeria.
Odebiyi speaking during the plenary of the Senate cried out over the influx of herdsmen into the country from neighbouring countries.
While calling on the president to speak to Nigerians and calm the tension, Odebiyi begged Buhari to sign an Executive Order banning open grazing.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that President Buhari cannot react to every opinion or matter according to the presidency.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, February 9, by Femi Adesina, the special adviser on media and publicity to the president.
Adesina was reacting to the call on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the issue of herdsmen by notable Nigerians like Wole Soyinka.
In a related development, northern governors made an important request to the federal government in a bid to end the menace of kidnapping, killing, and other forms of criminality associated with some killer herdsmen.
Governors from the region on the platform of the Northern Governors' Forum, chaired by the governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, called on the government to support them with grants to begin ranching.
Lalong who spoke on Tuesday, February 9, opined that ranching is the only way out of the recurring clashes recorded between herders and their host communities in the southwest.
In other news, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, sounded a warning over the herdsmen crisis across communities in Nigeria.
He said if not properly handled, it could degenerate into a civil war. In an interview with BBC Pidgin, Soyinka said the herders have continued acting with impunity because they feel it is one of their kinsman that is in power.