Fulani group advocates livestock identification, tracking


A socio-cultural fulani group, Cattle Breeders Joint Association of Nigeria (CABJANAI) has call forof facilities and technology for livestock identification, tracking as a means of curbing cattle rustling and farmers/herders clash for a lasting peaceful and harmonious coexistence among fulani herdsmen and other Nigerians particularly, farmers in different parts of the country.
The group made the appeal in a communique issued after a National Stakeholders Sensitization meeting held in Kaduna last weekend.
The meeting was attended by representatives of Ardos, various civil society groups and other key stakeholders and deliberated on the spate of clashes between herdsmen and farmers, cattle rustling, grazing reserves, livestock identification and tracking, disease control among other burning national issues.
The communique which was signed by the National Chief Coordinator of the group, Alhaji Hussaini Salisu Kachia, Dallatun Ladduga, also advocates for livestock identification and tracking across the country as a means to curbing the menace of cattle rustling which has led to loss of several cattle worth millions of Naira and lives of cattle breeders.
According to the communique, the group said “We have resolved to support all government and private sector initiatives towards proper livestock identification and tracking”. It further stated that; “we also condemn in strong terms the attack on unsuspecting Nigerians under the guise of Fulani Herdsmen, we therefore resolved to promote peace building campaigns among Fulani Herdsmen and other peace loving Nigerians.”
The group also said, “our meeting also seeks to promote cattle breeding management, facilitate control of livestock movements and adopt new measures aimed at livestock management in Nigeria”, we therefore appeal to government to fasttrack its plans for grazing reserves and livestock identification across the country” it said.


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