The governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, called on the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari to abolish the Fulani shepherds movement from the northern region to the southern part of the country.
Ganduje spoke in an interview with Channels Television on Saturday in response to bloody clashes between Fulani shepherds and farmers.
He said that only the creation of the Ruga settlement for Fulani shepherds across the country would solve the security problem.
Ganduje also spoke of the 16-man committee he opened in Kano to identify the critical areas of Ruga’s creation throughout the state.
“This settlement is a must and to us in Kano state, it’s a task that must be done, because we must improve the quality of lives of the herdsmen so that they become full Nigerians and behave like any other good Nigerian, so that the conflict we are having all over the country can be reduced and at the same time, they can improve the way they breed their cattle.
“The Federal Government should abolish the movement of herdsmen from the Northern part to the Southern part of Nigeria because that creates a lot of problems and the only way to do it is the RUGA issue.”