Herdsmen Attacks In Nigeria
The federal government says it will soon commence the reconstruction of grazing reserves across the country. The government said the reconstruction was also crucial for the federal government to reduce the high unemployment rate.
National president of the association, Alhaji Muhammed Kiruwa Ardon-Zuru, has warned the Fulani across the country, particularly those who were attacked in their respective communities by unknown assailants, against reprisals.
16 people were on Sunday, March 3 killed by suspected herdsmen who stormed Tse- Kuma, Mbachohon council ward, in Gwer west local government area in Benue state in the early hour of the day.
Suspected herdsmen have reportedly shot dead an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) at Umuachi-Afor community in Delta state. the police officer, until his death, was attached to the Ashaka police divisional headquarters.
As part of efforts to address clashes between herdsmen and farmers, a 10-year National Livestock Transformation Plan has been initiated by the federal government. The plan is is expected to gulp about N91bn in investments.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has stated that anti-open grazing laws in some states would be reviewed for compatibility with the nation's constitution, if he becomes president.