Buhari hang solution to clashes between farmers and herders on traditional leaders neck
1,669 Total Views
President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he believes that state police was not a good option for curbing insecurity in Nigeria.
He made the remarks in an interview with Channels Television. Recall that on May 12, governors under the platform of Southern Nigeria Governors Forum demanded the creation of state police, review of revenue formula in favour of sub-nationals and true federalism.
Nigeria’s current policing system is controlled by the Federal Government.
President Buhari said there was a greater propensity for governors to abuse their powers with the creation of state police.
He said, “State police is not an option.
Commenting on the security situation in the country, the President said traditional rulers must play a huge role in bringing peace to communities.
He also advocated for more dialogue in solving the farmer-herder clashes recorded across the country.
“The role of traditional rulers must not be undermined because in their areas they know who is who, even by families, not to even talk of individuals.
“So, we have to revert to that system for us to have effective security in the localities.
“For example, there were two governors that came to see me about problems – Oyo State and one other state – because the herders were in their forests but the animals were going into the neighbouring farms and eating the crops. I said, as far as I know, the farmers and herders have been co-existing in Nigeria for generations.
“Let them go and ask the local leadership what has gone wrong, why the break in communication between the local leadership and the herders,” Buhari added.
Nnamdi Kanu denied membership with IPOB
2,399 Total Views Shuaib Labaran, the lead counsel to the Nigerian government in the trial of the leader of the Indigenous…
Corrupt elite can’t wait for Buhari to leave office, by Presidency
2,561 Total Views The Presidency has said the political elite have become weary of President Muhammadu Buhari’s stay in office because…