ICC Note: Chief Audu Ogbe, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in Nigeria, has announced that the federal government is planning on meeting with the leaders of the Fulani herdsmen in the near future in order to work out some kind solution to the clashes they have been having with the farming communities of Nigeria recently. The Fulani have plagued farming communities across the country, particularly in Benue State, murdering many people in their wake as they claim to seek land for grazing their cattle. The government of Nigeria hopes to establish grazing reserves in order to bring peace to this situation, however many are skeptical that this will not be a real solution since the Fulani appear to be attacking with a jihadist mission in mind, killing many Christians and destroying their churches and villages.
By Seun Opejobi
06/14/2016, Nigeria (Daily Post) – The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbe has disclosed that the Federal Government will soon to meet with leaders of Fulani herdsmen in order to find a permanent solution to incessant herdsmen/farmer clashes across the country.
The meeting is also targeted at soliciting the support of Fulani herdsmen towards government’s plan to establish grazing reserves.
Speaking in Abuja, the Minister explained that grazing reserves will put a permanent stop to the persistent herdsmen/farmers crises that has led to the death of several Nigerians.