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ICC Note: President Buhari of Nigeria is convening a conference on Western African Nations to talk about the Fulani militant issue. He is still claiming it as only a herder/farmer clash, but it is good to see these governments deciding to actually address this issue.

04/19/2018 Nigeria (All Africa) – President Muhammadu Buhari will next week convene a regional conference of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja to come up with a framework to stop the killings perpetrated by suspected herdsmen.

The Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulraman Danbazau (rtd) gave the indication yesterday while briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja.

He said the Federal Government was disturbed by the menace and was set to collaborate with nations to tackle the illegal movement of goods, persons and services.

Fielding questions on the influx of foreigners, minister said: “Of course, it bothers us. Particularly, those of us in the Ministry of Interior since we have immigration under our supervision and we have the responsibility on border security.”

Danbazau said the government was concerned hence it initiated the conference to be declared open on the 26th and 29th of this month.

His words: “This is why we initiated the conference that is to come up between 26th and 29th of this month under the ECOWAS protocol on free movement of persons, goods and services. Zeroing particularly on the protocol of trans-humans which was signed in 1978, we are yet to implement it.

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