Farmers/Herdsmen Crisis Has Created Economic Problems In Nigeria – Buratai

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Chief of Army Staff, Gen. T.Y. Buratai

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

The Chief  of  Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur  Yusuf Buratai has  said that the  conflict between herdsmen and  farmers has  created a huge gap in  the  economic  development  and growth of Nigeria.

He stated   this  at the national  conference   organized  by the  Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria  on the  theme  “Promoting peace , security   and  Human Rights “ curbing unsavoury relationship  between herdsmen and  farmers in Nigeria “ held  at  ABU Hotels and  Suites, Kongo, Zaria.

Represented  by the  Commandant  Depot  Nigerian Army Zaria, Major  General Victor Ezegwu, he said herdsmen in Nigeria were  known  for moving  from one place to another  in search  for their pasture for their  herds, but are  facing  serious  challenges  of lack of  acceptance by their host  communities.

Gen. Buratai also  identified  climate  change as one of the  problems affecting the herdsmen while  they  are looking  for  where to  feed  their  cattle, with  no options than to move  to riverine areas.

He hoped that the  national conference  will proffer proper  solutions that  will end the  conflicts    through intellectual  knowledge and search for the  root causes of  the  crisis  once and  for all.

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