In the wake of incessant attacks wreaked by Fulani herdsmen, the Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has been under immense pressure to create cattle colonies in all states in Nigeria. But more cause for concern is the rejected proposal to create cattle colonies in all the states of Nigeria.
According to Vanguard, this reluctance to caution the cattle rearers poses a threat of massive famine in years to come, especially for those close to the farmlands, and the government might not be able to curtail the epidemy.
It highlights concern of farmers getting their lives back and going back to continue farming after their farms have been raided and vandalized by the Fulani herdsmen. The security of lives and properties is also questioned despite the current military intervention.
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A call is made to the government to put its house together and put a stop to the shenanigans of the armed herdsmen. There is need to pay attention to the media reports and the agitation of the public; as well as resettle and rehabilitate the displaced farmers, if all these and other expected measures are not put in place, the nation which is already on a downward spiral will meet its Waterloo sooner than expected.