While Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state is blowing big big grammar Fulani Herdsmen has taken over some portion of Abakiliki. SEE VIDEO
President Muhammadu Buhari’s proposed implementation of the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) as solution to the recurring conflict between nomadic herders and farmers has incited outrage among all classes of Nigerians. Camp Buhari says he means well. His virulent critics state otherwise.
Below video: Benue community leaders destroying RUGA sign post and fencing mark
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, condemned the “unhelpful comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers stressing that beneficiaries will include all persons in animal husbandry, not only Fulani herders. He also stressed that the Federal Government was planning the programme to curb open grazing of animals that continue to pose security threats to farmers and herders.
But Benue still smarts from the maniacal massacre of 73 villagers and farmers, mostly women and children, in Guma and Logo local councils, by suspected herdsmen. Alleged mastermind of the attack and leader of the herdsmen gang, 40-year-old Alhaji Laggi, and cohorts: Mallam Mumini Abdullahi, 34 years; Muhammed Adamu, 30 years and Ibrahim Sule, 32 years old, reportedly confessed to the crime, acoording to the police. So did Muhammadu Bimini, who was arrested by riot policemen on March 8, at Daffo, Plateau State, with an AK-47 rifle with serial number: HC2614.