A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Fulbe Development Association of Nigeria (FULDAN) has proffer solution to the herders/farmers clashes in Nigeria.
The NGO held a meeting with the hundreds of Fulanis drawn from Adamawa, Gombe, Taraba and Bauchi states who were sensitized on how to live peacefully with their neighbours.
The state chairman of the Association, Mallam Salihu Abba told LEADERSHIP that the meeting was to improve the well-being of the Fulani people so that they can live peacefully with their neighbours.
Abba said the herdsmen and farmers crisis was as a result of non-sensitization.
According to him the organization is now pose to educate the Fulbe people with a short term solution plan that will solve the long aged farmers and herdsmen crisis in the country.
“Crisis normally occur between the Herdsmen and farmers during harvest period. We have to bring sensitization programmes for our people to avoid any form of clash,” he said.
Abba reiterated that the short time solution will enable farmers and herdsmen to come together to settle their differences without any third party involvement while the middle and long time solution will involve major stakeholders including government in order to bring an enabling environment for both parties for a lasting peace.
He said Ardos and Nawuro forums would be used to bring great sensitization of Fulbe on political issues and government activities that gear toward helping the cattle rearers on how to live and manage their cattle without having misunderstanding with Farmers.
The assistant director, department of Vetenary Services, Dr Abdulrahaman Tugga who represented the commissioner of livestock extensively talked on how Fulani people should find a place of permanent resident where they can be called and recognised.