Apathy to Herdsmen-farmers’ Crisis, a Looming Anarchy

On February 13, 2021, an ethnic confrontation that had been brewing in some parts of Oyo State came to its climax. It resulted in a violent clash between some Yoruba indigenes and Hausa residents in Oyo. It reportedly claimed lives and property. While this sort of clash has become a regular feature in our national scene, it has now become the most visible evidence of a complete absence of leadership in Nigeria.

The confrontation was an offshoot of the perennial herder-farmer crisis in the country. In 2018, Amnesty International said 3,600 people were killed between 2016 and 2018 as a result of the crisis. Now, it has allowed the intervention of non-state actors like Sunday Igboho who issued an ultimatum for Fulani herdsmen to vacate Oyo forests. This is a sign of looming anarchy….

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