Fulani Herdsmen Disagree with Ganduje on Solution to Crisis  

The Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State do not appear to be together on how to quickly resolve the seeming embarrassing security menace the killer Fulani herdsmen has thrown the Federal Government into.

Apparently worried by the broadening concerns on the security challenges in Nigeria worsened by the killing spree of the Fulani herdsmen, Governor Ganduje has been insisting that the best way to improve the quality of lives of the Fulani and address security problems in parts of the country was to ban their seasonal movement outside Northern Nigeria.

But a national official of MACBAN says the Ganduje medicine for the ailment is premature, since according to the MACBAN source, there is a national development plan on the matter being worked out by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also their grand patron.

The governor who insisted that it was only by settling them in the North can their socio-economic wellbeing be enhanced and protected, added, ‘’there is no better way to improve their lives if you don’t prevent their migration from the North to the Central and Southern parts of Nigeria. Their movement should be banned, otherwise the Fulani will continue to suffer and the security problem in the country will continue.’’

Ganduje spoke as the Senior Pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and televangelist, Tunde Bakare, in a recent interview with The Sun harped on the many troubles of the country, concluding that the cup of Nigeria is full, running over, and requires urgent rescue plan.

While bemoaning the insecurity situation in the country Bakare, who was the presidential running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2011 presidential elections said: ‘’The Bible in the book of Ezekiel talks about a land that is filled with the crime of blood. That is what I was referring to. There are consequences for bloodletting, the type that we are witnessing in Nigeria today; where the highways are unsafe. Apart from the potholes on the roads that are death traps to our citizens, the highways are not safe.

‘’Insecurity has seized Nigeria. It is something that is disturbing and which we have allowed to continue without any redress. It has reached unprecedented heights of a mountain and it is something that is not only embarrassing, but also overwhelming for the citizens and government. So, all we have to do now is like what is being proposed by government and by the leaders of our nation. We need to sit and find solutions to it because if you don’t take it, it will overtake you.’’

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