Oluwo Of Iwo’s Solution To Nigeria’s Fulani Herdsmen And Farmers Clashes

Fulanis across Nigeria have been urged to make Nigerians proud by using alternate grazing with hay storage in feeding their cattle in pens as obtained in advanced countries instead of grazing with a call on the federal government to launch an orientation programme on the construction of pens and provision of hay.

A first class traditional ruler in the State of Osun, Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I made the call while receiving some Fulani dignitaries in his palace in Iwo.

A statement by his Press Secretary, Alli Ibraheem, quoted Oluwo as underscoring the importance of Fulani as one of the major providers of food for the nation stressing the need for them to modernize animal  raising by constructing byre for cattle and make provision for sufficient hay as obtained in advanced countries.

Oluwo described the impact of Fulani in meat production as imperative, calling on them to respect international standard of cattle rearing to establish and sustain peaceful affinity with farmers across Nigeria.

Oba Adewale Akanbi therefore called on the federal government to launch an orientation programme on hay and pen development.

The monarch said there is no sense in farmers fighting herdsmen as animal raising is part of farming.

His words ”Herdsmen and farmers are both agriculturists. Both are factors in promoting our economy and must learn to live peacefully. To establish symbiotic relationship, the government has a vital role to play. They need to launch orientation training for the herdsmen and change their direction to alternate grazing with pen construction with adequate hay storage said Oluwo.

“The alternative to grazing is pen with sufficient hay storage. That is how it is done in advanced country. You can never see herdsmen grazing cattle in Europe. The federal government needs to orientate herdsmen across Nigeria to construct byre with adequate hay.”

Benue Buries Victims Slaughtered By Alleged Fulani Herdsmen (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Tears flow uncontrollably on Thursday as the 73 people killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in the new year attack in Benue state were given mass burial.

The victims were laid to rest at the Industrial Layout along Neka Road, in Markurdi the state capital.


Thousands of Benue residents including Governor Samuel Ortom were attended the burial to bid the victims farewell.


The event organised by the Benue state government was to provide a bit of succour to the family of the slain people.

The 73 people were gruesomely killed during an attack by some suspected Fulani herdsmen who invaded villages and farms at Guma and Logo Local Government areas of the state.

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Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes Receiving ‘Highest Level’ Of Attention – FG

 

The Federal Government says the clashes between farmers and herdsmen have become a major national concern which is determined to holistically address.

 

This is according to the Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, who addressed State House correspondents on Wednesday shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting.

 

“The government is very very concern about the herdsmen and farmers clashes and they are receiving attention at the highest level,” he said.

 

Mr Mohammed, who briefed reporters in company of the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, as well as the Minister of Works, Power, and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, also defended government’s proposal for the establishment of cattle colonies.

 

He further explained why the Federal Government was yet to consider setting up a full-fledged military operation in the affected parts of Benue State.

 

“As to who to send after what, I think that would be a decision after thorough deliberation of the matter,” the minister said.

 

In a bid to prevent further loss of lives and properties, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to immediately move to Benue State.

 

While in the state, the President asked the police boss to restore law and order in the communities affected by the recent herdsmen attacks and to also prevent the crisis from escalating and spreading to other parts of the state.

 

On his arrival in Benue on Wednesday, Mr Idris promised to arrest those behind the incessant killings in the state.

 

He also assured the state governor, Samuel Ortom, and people of the state that the law would definitely take its course on the culprits.

 

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has also deployed Special Forces to Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states amid tensions of attacks on communities in the states.

 

The deployment of the troops was to restore peace in attacked communities and secure vulnerable communities in the states.