Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has blamed herders from other African countries for the incessant clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria.
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He said the herders bring guns and other weapons into the country promoting clashes and other criminal activities. He advised that the influx of such herders is checked.
Ganduje said this while inaugurating 25 housing units for the RUGA settlement project in Dansoshiya forest in Kiru Local Government Area on Saturday.
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“They come to this country with guns and other weapons, fuelling the clashes between herders and farmers,” he said.
“As they come with such weapons, they take crimes and criminalities to the country. That movement is what brings to us all sorts of clashes between herders and other communities, apart from with farmers.”
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The governor said the 25 housing units for RUGA settlement were the first batch of 200 earmarked for construction.
He invited herders across the country to Kano RUGA settlement, promising that “other units of the housing will continue as we receive more Fulani from other places.”
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“It is absolutely necessary to improve and modernise breeding system for Fulani cattle. As it clear that a gallon of milk is more expensive than one gallon of petrol, it is therefore necessary for us to utilize this great opportunity,” he said.
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