Herdsmen Attacks In Nigeria
he chairman of the forum, Ango Abdullahi, while receiving Senator Shehu Sani during a courtesy visit in his residence insisted that herdsmen rearing cattle in the south who feel unsafe and unprotected should return.
Obaseki said violent extremism, recurrent herder-farmer conflicts, cattle rustling, armed banditry, violent cross-border crimes, insurgency, illegal migration and other forms of crimes have “threaten the fabric of our country.”
Mr. Uche Igwe writes on the heightening insecurity in the country, with focus on the role of killer herdsmen and recent comments by Afakriya Gadzama, a former director-general of the State Security Services (SSS).
Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje alongside Igbo leaders in Kano have rejected call by some northern political leaders that herdsmen in the southern part of the country relocate to the north.
The two foremost Fulani bodies in Nigeria, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association and the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, have disagreed over whether herdsmen should defend themselves against ethnic attacks in southern Nigeria.
Presidency has finally reacted to the recent letter by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari in which the ex-Nigerian leader called the attention of federal government to the insecurity rate.