By Raymond Osho
KANO – The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has said that the federal government must stop the movement of cows by herdsmen from the North to other parts of the country for peace to reign.
Ganduje who disclosed this while commenting on the incessant attacks on farmers and villagers in different parts of the nation by the keller-herdsmen on a national television insisted that herdsmanship must change from tradition to commercial.
According to him, “why the narrative of killings, kidnappings, rapping and other nefarious activities of the criminals linger is due to the traditional approach of herders to cattle herding.”
Ganduje warn that if drastic measures are not taking to tackle the current security situation, it would result into a more serious issue that the country may have to tackle for a long time.
The Kano state governor, who’s also a Fulani descendant stressed that the problems facing Nigeria is not just Nigeria’s, but that of ECOWAS.
He insisted that herdsmen coming into Nigeria from other nations must also be registered to tackle the situation at hand.
His words, “We have to take some drastic measures, otherwise, we are just scratching the problems on the back. This problematic are ECOWAS problems as of now. So, through ECOWAS, we must register either the cattle that are coming into Nigeria or prevent them from coming into Nigeria.”
“We must also look at the herdsmen that are coming from the North into other parts of Nigeria. The movement of cows from the North to other parts of Nigeria must stop for peace to reign.”
“Of we are led by sentiment, peace will not reign. Herdsmanship must change from traditional to commercial”, he stressed.