In an interview with a Daily Trust correspondent, General Christopher Musa, the Chief of Defense Staff, discussed the increasing wave of insecurity in Nigeria, oil theft in the southern region, and the attempts of security services to curb it. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
In response to the conflicts between farmers and herders in Plateau State and other regions of the nation, he stated that the best course of action would be to establish a cattle ranch for the herders, adding that their herds would increase in size if they ceased relocating them.
While he was speaking over the failure of the previous administration to set up cattle ranch in each state for herders, despite the fact that billions of Naira was allocated to it, General Musa said that it was the approach that caused it.
He said, “Frankly speaking, whatever challenge we are having is something we can easily sort if we are really ready. It is a very simple issue. The North is blessed with a large landmass. And we have a number of dams. Let’s get to those areas. The government can procure those areas and use them.”
Further talking, he said, “If you go to somebody’s community and want to use his land and he says no, leave him and go to another place; he will come, and beg you because he will need your meat; we will have to eat.”
He said that Nigerian leaders have to look at these things decisively, and be passionate about it. He said if we do that, he can bet with anyone that the issue of farmers-herders clash will stop immediately in the country. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>