The Governor of Kano state Abdullahi Ganduje has asked the Federal Government to review the West African Protocols that allowed for free movement to stop herdsmen migration to Northern Nigeria, stating that Such movements of the herdsmen always cause conflicts and destruction of human lives,” he said.
This appeal was made on Saturday during the inauguration of 200 Ruga Housing Settlements at Dansoshiya village in Kiru Local Government Area of the state for Fulani cattle rearers.
He said there was need for the Federal Government to use the opportunity of the COVID-19 ban to stop their migration as herdsmen as known for moving around with dangerous weapons.
“One can clearly see that these migrating herdsmen always move with dangerous weapons and are the ones causing conflicts in most places around the North and the nation at large,” he said.
”It further revealed that most of the dangerous weapons carrying herdsmen comes from Mali, Cameroon and other African nations,” he added.
In addition The governor stated that the newly inaugurated settlement has the basic infrastructure and is therefore inviting all herdsmen from across Nigeria to come to Kano and enjoy the bounties of his government’s new Ruga Settlements.
“Today you see a Fulaniman doing robbery, kidnapping and other social vices, therefore the need for a Ruga Settlement for him is highly desirable,” Ganduje said.