Fulani Herdsmen: FG Abandones Cattle Colony Proposition, Urges States To Come Up With Solution


Daily Trust reports that the 10-man working committee constituted few days ago by the National Economic Council to end attacks by herdsmen has decided that every state should design its own solutions instead of the cattle colonies proposed by the federal government.

According to the report, the committee proposed that the states should come up with the solutions after a rigorous consultative process with all stakeholders. The committee, headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, comprises the governors of Adamawa, Benue, Ebonyi, Edo, Kaduna, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara states.

The report quoted an unnamed presidency official saying that the committee had resolved that the federal government would not impose any solution on any states.
The official, who craved anonymity, said Osinbajo stated in one of its recent meetings that fears being expressed on the cattle colonies proposed to establish by the federal government were misplaced.
He said the committee also resolved to work with the federal government to strengthen law enforcement as well all security and intelligence agencies so that they could coordinate better in dealing with the crisis and preventing it from further escalation.

He said the committee also resolved that decisive military force be fully engaged to deal with bandits “behind the killings in parts of the country especially regarding the crisis often associated with herdsmen.”

“The role of bandits and suspected mercenaries in what has become known as herdsmen/farmers clashes and violence may have provoked the need for a fresh approach to dealing with the crisis,” the official was quoted as saying.

He also said that the military was already engaged and would soon begin to take decisive steps to address the situation.
He said the police and other security agencies had also been directed to recruit more rank and file to beef up security in the troubled spots in particular and the country in general.
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