Buhari Govt Has Made History With The Way It Handled Farmer-Herdsmen Clashes In Nigeria – Presidency
Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu has submitted that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has performed what no different authorities has been in a position to do in regards to the frequent clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria.
He claimed stated because the nation’s independence in 1960, solely the Buhari authorities has been in a position to present a workable resolution to the challenges posed by the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
The president’s media aide made the submission on Friday whereas delivering a paper on the tenth anniversary of the Federal College Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA), Katsina state.
In line with him, the federal government was in a position to profer a workable resolution to the safety problem as a result of it takes the problem as one in every of main concern.
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One of many options listed by Shehu throughout his presentation is the continued efforts for the institution of cattle ranches throughout the nation.
He stated: “It’s a undeniable fact that the Buhari administration is the one authorities of Nigeria that has put ahead a workable resolution to the herder-farmer problem in all of the years since independence,” he was quoted as saying.
“The risk to civilians and peaceable co-existence between completely different ethnic and spiritual teams from farmer-herders clashes, banditry and land disputes are of significant concern to the Buhari authorities.
“It’s incorrect, nevertheless, to claim that the federal government has or is doing nothing to handle the threats.
“Firstly, there are ongoing efforts for the institution of cattle ranches to stop or curtail open grazing, the apply that brings herders and farmers into battle.
“That is an age-old drawback dealing with Nigerian governments because the colonial days. Nonetheless, issues of land distribution are handled at state degree.
This implies willingness needs to be proven by state governors to drive the method ahead. The Federal authorities launched a plan final yr to work with states to handle these points collectively.
“Sadly, this has been missing in some states, and with reference to the lengthy and decided battle waged towards Boko Haram, Nigerians are conscious of the efforts made by this authorities.
Talking additional on the overall insecurity within the nation and the challenges posed by Boko Haram terrorists and different insurgents, the presidential spokesperson submitted that exceptional progress has been made in curbing the insecurity, including that the progress recorded by this administration can’t be denied.
“When the federal government got here to energy, the terrorist group held and administered an space the scale of Belgium. Now they maintain none. The terrorists are hiding out amongst distant forests and throughout borders.
“This makes it tough to extinguish the ultimate flames of the insurgency, and the federal government has no illusions of the potent risk nonetheless posed. Latest statistics have proven that over 14,500 Boko Haram members have voluntarily surrendered,” he stated.
In the meantime, bandit terrorists working within the North-west and North-central areas of the nation have been declared as rebel teams by a Nigerian courtroom.
Press Informant studies that the Workplace of the Legal professional-Common of the Federation and Ministry of Justice had filed a movement ex-parte on behalf of the Federal Authorities to the impact.
The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mohammed Abubakar, stated the order to tag bandits as terrorists was given by President Muhammadu Buhari.