A former presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has reacted to the recurring crisis between farmers and herdsmen, saying it is wrong for Fulani Herdsmen to still be practicing open grazing in Nigeria in 21 century.
In a post shared on his Twitter page, Garba said although he’s a Fulani man, but it doesn’t make sense for cows to be roaming the streets in any part of the country in 2021.
The presidential candidate, who blamed those he called city Fulani for the consistent practice of open grazing, called on them to establish ranches for herders in the region.
“I’m a Fulani man, but I can tell you that it doesn’t make sense for cows to be roaming the streets in 2021. Cows should be ranched on a land acquired or rented by the ranchers. By law, land can only be used through rent or purchase. Govt should step forward & clear this out.
“I believe, to reconcile the raging herders crisis is to open proper communication where each knows the laws of the land. All lands in Nigeria, including forests belongs to some entity, FG, SGs, LGs, Company’s or individuals. Thus no land can be used without proper authorization.
“The problem of the Fulani herders is a betrayal from the city Fulanis, who decided, after moving to cities, acquiring wealth & power, but forget to carry the village brothers along, leaving them in a desperate situation. The rich Fulanis must come together & get ranching lands.
“Land issue is as old as humanity, no any state power can give land to anyone where the land is been identified with owners for generations, without purchasing or renting. The rich Fulani’s must come together & assist our fellow brothers to get reaching land or forest for grazing.
“Lack of proper communication to the herders in understanding the law of land use, by bringing the surrounding communities onboard isn’t good enough. It may well be a breeding ground for a circlical conflicts, a very ripe situation for civil war. This must be avoided AT ALL COST,” he said.
Lack of proper communication to the herders in understanding the law of land use, by being the surrounding communities onboard isn’t good enough.
It may well be a breeding ground for a circlical conflicts, a very ripe situation for civil war.
This must be avoided AT ALL COST.
— Adamu Garba II (@adamugarba) January 24, 2021
Meanwhile, the Miyetti Allah have voiced out their frustration under President Buhari, saying he has not done anything for them other than creating enemies for herdsmen.