Northern Govs warn against ethnicisation of Herdsmen attack, supports FG on grazing reserves

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By; Abdull-Azeez Ahmed Kadir, Kaduna.
The Governors of the nineteen Northern States rose from a day meeting in Kaduna Friday and warned against those ethnicising the herdsmen attack by giving it a colouration with the denotative use of “Fulani Herdsmen” while drumming its support for the federal government for the proposed establishment of grazing reserves.
Reading the communique in Sir Kashim Ibrahim House, the Forum Chairman and Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, the Forum said referring to the marauding attackers as “Fulani Herdsmen is a gratuitous insult” asserting that “kidnapping in this country originated from the South East, were they called Igbo kidnappers?”
The Forum stressed that the herdsmen/farmers clash is a national crisis and everyone is expected to come on board and find a way out of it as what bind the people as a nation is far more important than any other thing.
The Governors challenged Journalists to be at the forefront of correcting such narrative as Nigeria has challenges and Nigerians should unite to confront a common enemy as “heaping insult on President Buhari or the Fulani race would not in anyway advance the common good”.
They condemned the happenings in Agatu, Enugu as “one live lost in a crisis is as gruesome as lives lost in a progrom” as human life is sacred and Nigerians must unite to find solutions to common problems and avoid demonising one another.
Fielding questions from journalists, the Governors said the issue of grazing reserve is a national one and strategic to ending the herdsmen/farmers’ clash. They asserted that they would do everything to support President Buhari for the idea to come into fruition.

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