In recent weeks, there has been an outcry against killer Fulani herdsmen invading the SouthWest, and kidnapping innocent citizens. However, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has made it known that there should be a law banning cattle movement from the north to the south.
Following the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Daura in Katsina State, and after the meeting between APC governors and Buhari, Ganduje revealed to Journalists that if the movement of cattle is not stopped, there will be no end to farmer-herder conflicts.
According to him, his own administration is already constructing a settlement for herders in a forest near Kano’s border with Katsina.
He revealed that “We are building a Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest, our border with Katsina and we have succeeded in curtailing the effect of banditry in that area. So, we are building many houses, we are constructing a dam; we are establishing a cattle artificial insemination centre, we are establishing a veterinary clinic and already we have started building houses for herdsmen”.
He stressed that, “My advocacy is that we should abolish the transportation or trekking of herdsmen from the northern part of Nigeria to the middle belt and to the southern part of Nigeria. There should be a law that will ban, otherwise we cannot control the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers and cannot control the cattle rustling which is affecting us greatly”.