Herdsmen And Farmers Conflict
Okowa berated critics on the ban of opening grazing of cattle and the call for national dialogue to restructure Nigeria, saying they owe no one an apology.
Abdulrazak Hamzat, an Abuja-based activist has said open grazing should be banned all over Nigeria by the federal government, saying the practice is outdated.
The Benue state government said there is no land to be bequeathed for cattle grazing routes. This is in reaction to a statement issued by Mallam Garba Shehu.
At least 100 farmers were reportedly killed by gunmen suspected to be armed herdsmen from Friday, May 21, to Monday, 24, in Katsina-Ala local council of Benue.
The apex body of Fulani herders, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), has backed the southern governors on ban of open grazing.
The attorney-general of the fed, Abubakar Malami has opposed the ban on open grazing. The minister of justice said the constitution does not support the ban.