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Gov Ortom Revealed How Foreign Fulani Herdsmen Brought Insecurity In Benue State

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The clashes between Fulani herders and people living in rural communities in Benue state have created insecurity. It has also affected food production in the state because farmers are scared of going to the farm because of killings caused by Fulani cattle rearers.

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However, Governor Samuel Ortom has revealed somethings to the public of what is contributing to the insecurity of the state.

According to, Governor Ortom said the Tiv, Fulani, and other Nigerians had lived together peacefully until foreign Fulani people were allowed to move into the country “unchecked”.

He also made it known to Nigerians that the movement of foreign Fulani cattle rearers into the country without due checks is the cause of the current violence being witnessed in the country.

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While revealing the cause of the insecurity in Benue state he also provided a solution to the problem that on ranching the law is a win-win for herders and farmers as it prohibits open grazing and cattle rustling.

Governor Ortom should apply for grants from the federal government to establish ranches for cattle rearers to prevent clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers living in rural communities. Apart from bringing peace in the state, the establishment of ranches can also provide jobs for unemployed youth who are willing to work in the agricultural sector.

In an aim to reduce insecurity caused by foreign Fulani herdsmen, federal government should ensure every agencies that is in charge of securing the border across the country must cross check every Fulani herders who wants to get into the country.

Fulani cattle rearers should also assist the government to reduce the insurgency by reporting foreign herders who are killing innocent people in their communities to security agencies in the state.

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