The Presidency says it has to stop herdsmen from roaming all over the country to prevent clashes with farmers.
Senior Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu gave the hint when he appeared on a Television‘s programme.
He noted that herders drive their cattle into farmlands and they eat up crops, when the farmers fight back killings follow, saying the country cannot continue in this way. Shehu, however, blamed the roaming of the herdsmen on the drying up of grazing lands in the northern-most parts of Nigeria.
The Presidential aid, explained that the encroachment by desert leading to the drying up of a lot of grazing lands in the northern-most parts of the country have put pressure on the herders who are looking southwards for green grass so that their cattle will eat and also have water to drink. Shehu expressed delight that Governors of the north-central are coming together to solve the problem of grazing.