Nigerian Government Cannot Continue To Ignore Farmers-Herders Crisis

The farmers-herders crisis in Nigeria has stretched on for years and has consumed lives and property. In response to this, the Ondo State governor issued an ultimatum to Fulani herdsmen to vacate Ondo’s forests. In another separate but related event in Oyo, Sunday Igboho, a non-state actor, ordered herdsmen to vacate Ibarapa, one of the hotspots of the farmers-herdsmen crisis. These are pointers that the crisis is reaching a tipping point and if nothing drastic is done urgently to put an end to the issue, it might turn a catastrophic corner.

In the past 10 years, the Nigerian government has spent about six trillion naira on security. Yet, in spite of this huge spending, the country is still fraught with several security challenges. According to the latest Global Terrorism Index, Nigeria ranks third among the top 10 countries impacted by terrorism…..

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