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FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by boman2014: 3:25pm On Jan 09, 2018
40,000 displaced in Benue

Women protest

Communique of meeting on killings



•All animal farmers must ranch their cattle or livestock
•Livestock farmers to be educated on benefit of ranching
•Nigerians must avoid hate speeaches

OPEN grazing of cattle was banned yesterday by the Federal Government – to stem the growing anger sparked by the killings in Benue and other states.

All herdsmen must henceforth ranch their cattle.

The decision was taken at the end of a six-hour meeting of a Federal Government delegation, security agencies and five governors.

Presenting the communique after the meeting, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortorm, accompanied by his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Ishaku, said: “The meeting noted that all animal farmers must ranch their cattle and livestock for better productivity. It also observed the existing synergy between the security agencies and between the states and the Federal Government.”

Livestock farmers are to be enlightened on the benefits of keeping their animals in a location.



The meeting also admonished Nigerians to live in peace, being the only way to resolve the perennial clashes between the herdsmen and farmers.

It cautioned Nigerians against hate speeches, noting that anyone found engaging in it should be dealt with by the security agencies.

The communique was agreed upon after a meeting of a Federal Government delegation, top security chiefs and five governors, some of whose states are mostly affected by the herders/farmers clashes met.

Minister of Interior AbdulRahman Dambazau and Minister of Agriculture Audu Ogbeh met with Governors Samuel Ortom (Benue), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Tanko Almakura (Nasarawa), Abubakar Bello (Niger) and Nasir El Rufai (Kaduna).

Also at the meeting were Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Gana Muhammadu, Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS) Mammam Daura, among among others.

Dambazau said the meeting was to primarily share experiences among the stakeholders and agree on measures to tackle the menace.

Dambazau said: “the current situation is very dangerous to Northern Nigeria in particular and the nation in general.”

The minister said threats to peace and public safety in any form at any location in the country will not be tolerated.

”It is the responsibility of governments at all levels to provide, unconditionally, sustainable peace and public safety within their territorial boundaries. Against this background, the meeting is convened to primarily bring us together to share our experiences on the aforementioned security challenges. The meeting will then agree on necessary measures to be taken and apportion responsibilities.

”The immediate repercussion of this menace includes hunger due to acute shortage of food, diseases, criminal activities and deepening animosity between ethnic and religious groups. Knowing that general elections are fast approaching and considering the history of political and election violence in Nigeria, all necessary steps must be taken to ensure that the recently witnessed crimes and violent conflicts are curtailed with utmost dispatch.”

Ogbeh said the inability of government to pay attention to herdsmen and cow farming, unlike other developed countries, contributed to the killings.

The government, however, expressed concern that the trend of clashes between herdsmen and famers is dangerous for the development of the country.

Ogbeh said: “Over the years, we have not done much to look seriously into the issue of livestock development in the country. People ask the question; why should government get involved, why shouldn’t the herdsmen manage their own livestock? I am sad to tell you that in the last 50 years, until recently, we may have done enough for the rice farmer, the cassava farmer, the maize farmer, the cocoa farmer, but we haven’t done much for herdsmen and that inability and omission on our part is resulting in the crises we are witnessing today.

”In Europe, every cow that is farmed gets a subsidy of six Euros per day, we have done next to nothing for the cattle rearer and, as a result, his operation has become a threat to the existence of our farmers. That is what this communiqué will seek to resolve.”

The minister added that the Federal Government was “planning a programme called cattle colonists, not ranches but colonists where at least 5000 hectares of land would be made available, adequate water, adequate pasture would be made available.

”We also want to stop cattle rearers from roaming about. The culture of cattle roaming about will be stopped. The cattle will be provided with water and adequate security by the rangers, adequate pasture milk collection even security for rustlers to enable them live a normal life. This has been done elsewhere in India, Ethiopia and even Brazil.”

http://thenationonlineng.net/govt-bans-open-grazing-stop-killings-herdsmen/

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Jesusloveyou(m): 3:26pm On Jan 09, 2018
Buhari is the best

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by madridguy(m): 3:26pm On Jan 09, 2018
Good development but as patriotic citizen of this country, the federal government should declared the Fulani terrorists as a Terrorists group and let the Nigeria Army smoke them out for their crime against humanity.

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 3:28pm On Jan 09, 2018
angry

Ortom should have refused to read this nonsense communique

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 3:28pm On Jan 09, 2018
sad
Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by TheAnimatorsHub: 3:29pm On Jan 09, 2018
finally....great move

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Hotshawarma(m): 3:29pm On Jan 09, 2018
Jesusloveyou:
Buhari is the best
he is best in bad governance i guess......to slap you dey hungry me

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 3:29pm On Jan 09, 2018
Jesusloveyou:
Buhari is the best
Definitely.... In giving the dead appointments.... In precipitation of genocide, fuel scarcity and job losses in millions... Buhari is definitely the best

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Mariangeles(f): 3:30pm On Jan 09, 2018
After so much blood shed by the Fulani herdsmen, it is now they decided to do something about it...LORD help us all.

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by scaramenga: 3:31pm On Jan 09, 2018
Jesusloveyou:
Buhari is the best

grin if it was jonathan he will be like
"lets not ban open grazing instead lets give the fulani herdsmen amnesty cause they are our brothers

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by fergie001: 3:32pm On Jan 09, 2018
Do not be Gullible


Where is the 'ban' in their statements,whether Buhari or the Governors?


“The meeting noted that all animal farmers must ranch their cattle and livestock for better productivity.


This is more or else an admonition,an advise.

Same old,same old.....people don wise ooooo

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by SalamRushdie: 3:43pm On Jan 09, 2018
I know this story is a hopeless lie tailored to salvage Buhari failed 2nd term bid ..I implore the good people never to forget the crimes perpetraated against them by the Buhari govt

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 3:45pm On Jan 09, 2018
Lie Lie

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Evablizin(f): 3:47pm On Jan 09, 2018
Hotshawarma:
to slap you dey hungry me
Please do,i volunteer my hand if you need extra hand. That guy's brain is paining him seriously.

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by sarrki(m): 3:49pm On Jan 09, 2018
Evablizin:
Please do,i volunteer my hand if you need extra hand.

Sai Baba

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by sarrki(m): 3:50pm On Jan 09, 2018
SalamRushdie:
I know this story is a hopeless lie tailored to salvage Buhari failed 2nd term bid ..I implore the good people never to forget the crimes perpetraated against them by the Buhari govt

Nah pmb talk am ?

Do softly so the hatred you have for him won't affect you oooo

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Ahmed0336(m): 3:55pm On Jan 09, 2018
Better late than never.
Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 3:57pm On Jan 09, 2018
Hotshawarma:
to slap you dey hungry me
pls grin no violence

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 3:59pm On Jan 09, 2018
undecided ugh! Im so through reading these threads on the non action of the government to put down this terriost group .

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Hotshawarma(m): 4:00pm On Jan 09, 2018
SweetPuffPuff:
pls grin no violence
grin grin grin grin ok i love listening to cute ladies...i won't fight again

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Evablizin(f): 4:02pm On Jan 09, 2018
sarrki:


Sai Baba
Sai what?

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by sarrki(m): 4:03pm On Jan 09, 2018
Evablizin:
Sai what?

Sai Buhari

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by sarrki(m): 4:05pm On Jan 09, 2018
Hotshawarma:
grin grin grin grin ok i love listening to cute ladies...i won't fight again

Nah whao

Woman wr.....per
Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Hotshawarma(m): 4:06pm On Jan 09, 2018
sarrki:


Nah whao

Woman wr.....per
is it your wrapper?? wink

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 4:08pm On Jan 09, 2018
Hotshawarma:
grin grin grin grin ok i love listening to cute ladies...i won't fight again
Oh embarassed im not cute .u better go an slap em grin bye.

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Hotshawarma(m): 4:09pm On Jan 09, 2018
SweetPuffPuff:
Oh embarassed im not cute .u better go an slap em grin bye.
no i won't...i am a gentle man.... grin
Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by sarrki(m): 4:10pm On Jan 09, 2018
Hotshawarma:
no i won't...i am a gentle man.... grin

See him shaking coz of a faceless Lady

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Hotshawarma(m): 4:13pm On Jan 09, 2018
sarrki:


See him shaking coz of a faceless Lady

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Evablizin(f): 4:14pm On Jan 09, 2018
sarrki:

See him shaking coz of a faceless Lady

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Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by sarrki(m): 4:18pm On Jan 09, 2018
[quote author=Evablizin post=64040008][/quote]


grin
Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Nobody: 4:19pm On Jan 09, 2018
Bubu 4 Eva!
cheesy grin cheesy
Re: FG Bans Open Grazing To Curb Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes by Blue3k(m): 4:27pm On Jan 09, 2018
Sounds like fake news. The government can't ban open grazing without NASS passing law.

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