Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), a pan-Northern socio-political organisation, has asked the Federal Government to stop foreign Fulani herdsmen causing problem in the country.
Audu Ogbe, the National Chairman of the forum, in a statement, reiterated the support for the ban on open grazing by southern governors.
Ogbe said the ACF will not object to decisions taken in the best interest of Nigerians.
The former agriculture minister, however, argued that mere banning movement of the cattle by foot must not be the case.
He urged the federal government to review Article 3 of the ECOWAS protocol, especially as regards the free movement of cattle and other livestock into the country without restriction.
According to him, most of the violent herders are from neighbouring countries, adding that the “Federal Government must stop them.”
The former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain urged Northern governors to emulate their southern counterparts in favour of the development of ranches across their states.