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Senator Christopher Ekpenyong gives recommendations that will stop herders/farmers crisis.

Following the herders/farmers crisis, Senator Christopher Ekpenyong who is representing Ikot Ekpene senatorial District in Akwa Ibom state suggested using sambisa forest for ranching.

He said this during the weekend at Uyo while he was reacting to the increasing insecurity in the country caused occasionally by the activities of arms bearing Herders in Southern Nigeria, he was convinced that the approach will bring a lasting solution to the frequent crisis.

He said the sambisa grazing reserve of 4800 hactares is an ideal and symbolic place to take-off by establishing a ranch run by the military. He said this will improve to a significant level the security situation in the north east zone and he also encouraged cooperation between pastoralists, communities and the military.

He went further to suggest that in the Northwest, the military should also be encouraged to create ranches in the Giden jaja reserve for the same purpose of improving security and cooperation with herdsmen.

The former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom state added that there was a need for the leadership of Miyetti Allah cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria to liaise with state governors to acquire land on lease to set up ranching because according to him, open grazing is no longer practised anywhere in the world.

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Akwa Ibom Christopher Ekpenyong Ikot Ekpene Northwest Uyo


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