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The recent law passed on anti - open grazing has been one of the issues affecting fulani herdsmen in the country.
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The Fulani herdsmen association have pleaded to the conscience of southern governors to revoke the law but they were not successful with it and this time the Fulani cattle rearers are getting ready to take southern governors to court over the issue.
It was also reported that the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore group, while reacting to the passage of the law in the southern states, described it as ‘satanic’ and ‘politically motivated,’ adding that it would sue the governors over the law.
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In my opinion, the reason why the federal government is supporting the Fulani herdsmen over legal issues with the southern governor is that Nigerians whose rights had been violated can always go to court to seek the protection of their legal rights.
Apart from the anti-grazing law, some of the reasons Miyetti Allah wants to go to court is because many of their followers may go out of business and it may also make some people lost their job that can contribute to the unemployment rate in the north which may add to insecurity in the region.
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However, we have seen some northern governors who have started kicking against open grazing. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has embarked on a N10 billion cattle ranch project to centralize all herders in Kaduna to stop open grazing in the state.
It was also revealed to Nigerians that the Northern States Governors’ Forum has already taken a position that open grazing is not a sustainable way of livestock production but ranching.
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