How I plan to end Fulani herdsmen, farmers clashes – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari in UAE

President Muhammadu Buhari said Monday in Abuja that poverty, injustice and the lack of job opportunities were mainly responsible for inter-communal and intra-communal conflicts in Nigeria.

Speaking while receiving a delegation from the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, an organization active in the promotion of peace in Nigeria, President Buhari said to achieve enduring peace in the country, greater effort must be made to eradicate poverty and injustice.

The president described ethnic and religious conflicts in parts of the country as outward manifestations of underlying problems of joblessness, injustice and poverty.

On conflicts between farmers and herdsmen, President Buhari said that a plan to map out grazing areas will soon be presented to the Nigerian Governors Forum as a temporary solution to the frequent conflicts until cattle owners are persuaded to adopt other means of rearing their cattle.

Repeated clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers have led to thousands of deaths.

On Sunday, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Vunokilang Police Station in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State was killed alongside 30 other people in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen.

The suspected herdsmen raided four villages: Demsare, Wunamokoh, Dikajam and Taboungo in what is believed to be a vengeance mission over an existing feud with farmers in the area.

Several houses and other property in the villages were also burnt in the attack.

The DPO, Okozie Okereofor, a Chief Superintendent of Police, who was deployed to the state about two months ago, was said to have been ambushed when he was leading police officers to the disputed area. He was killed in the eventual shootout with his assailants.

The Police in Adamawa have confirmed the killing of Mr. Okereofor.

“The DPO and his team were attacked while on official duty in the affected villages where he was killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen,” the spokesperson of the Adamawa State Police Command, Othman Abubakar, said.

Mr. Buhari commended the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue for the relative peace that had returned to Plateau State as well as their on-going activity in Southern Kaduna.

He agreed with the centre that dialogue was always preferable to the use of law and order mechanisms and force in the resolution of conflicts.

The Executive Director of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, David Harland, told President Buhari that following their success in facilitating the settlement of the inter-ethnic and inter-religious conflicts in Plateau State, the group had moved to Kaduna State.

He expressed the hope that the techniques used in bringing peace to Plateau State can soon be deployed to deal with the Boko Haram insurgency and other conflicts in Nigeria.

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  • shokoxrated

    Dear Editor,

    President Buhari is sloppy; and that’s putting it mildly, because he’s almost reckless too,
    for just kicking the can of Fulani genocidal killings down the road, without announcing
    any intention to bring these mad Fulani people to heel, and to court for conviction for
    hanging according to law. President Buhari is now a very dis-appointing president.

    • ubuluukupikin

      MUHAMADU BUHARI IS A TRIBALIST FULANI PRESIDENT WHO’S ABETTING FULANI HERDSMEN IN MURDER.
      WE’RE STILL IN SHOCK IN UBULU-UKU WHERE FULANI CATTLE-MEN JUST KILLED THE OBI OF OUR TOWN.

    • favourtalk

      You don’t need to write all this rubbish. You can do something better with your brain.

  • cheky

    But why should the Fulani herdsmen posses more sophisticated guns that the Nigerian police?

    • favourtalk

      Same reason bokoharam got a gun, it can happen anywhere. GEJ allows d them to thrive also

      • cheky

        What does my comment have to do with GEJ? Are you a paid agent? Fulani herdsmen are not supposed to be terrorists like bokoharam. They don’t need guns to take care of their cattle not to talk of sophisticate guns.

      • Ochon

        Remove that spell and be objective in your contributions pls.

  • kevenreal

    Why is Buhari not deploying soldiers to fish out the murders?

  • UBU-PKIN

    MUHAMADU BUHARI IS A TRIBALIST FULANI PRESIDENT WHO’S ABETTING FULANI HERDSMEN IN MURDER.
    WE’RE STILL IN SHOCK IN UBULU-UKU WHERE FULANI CATTLE-MEN JUST KILLED THE OBI OF OUR TOWN.

    • favourtalk

      Stop saying rubbish and accept reality. You don’t need to write before we know that you hated progress

    • excel

      Are you that clueless that you can’t see beyond this post?

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, do you have Obi in Yenegoa? You can only deceive idiots like yourself

  • favourtalk

    That is what be are talking about, when you have a president that cares and understand the feeling of the populace I Nigeria, he knows where to handles, and how to handle situations. God will continue to bless as you and give you more wisdom

  • oliver

    I don’t support the President on this matter.the President must deal with the fulanis as murders.cattle rearing is a business and a livelihood for the fulanis ,so also is farming a business and livelihood for those the fulanis have killed and destroyed their crops,you can not kill a DPO and still be talking about persuading.the President must act immediately the fulanis have been committing murder and must be dealt with,they are not above the law

  • evidence

    On conflicts between farmers and herdsmen, President Buhari said that a plan to map out grazing areas will soon be presented to the Nigerian Governors Forum as a temporary solution to the frequent conflicts until cattle owners are persuaded to adopt other means of rearing their cattle.

    So buhari will beg fulani herdsmen to accept modern form of ranching like he begged and bribed boko haram members after releasing them but he’s busy threatening and killing Niger delta militants and IPOB.‎

  • FreeNigeria

    Poverty is the not the reason for a man to kill unjustly. This is pure wickedness and lawlessness

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      You are logically wrong because You are combining arguments.
      The justness of an act can not come into play if we are trying to determine a root for the said act because justness in itself,is a causative root!
      You either argue
      1. if the act is just or unjust or
      2. if poverty can be the root
      You can not argue both in the same breath..

      But we are giving you too much credit because you were not commenting towards logic, you were commenting away from stewpidity!

      The following is exactly what you did:
      You simply made you statement “Poverty is the not the reason for a man to kill unjustly” and you realized it was a stewpid comment. In your wisdom (or the lack), you thought you could just add “unjustly” to the end of your comment and all will be okay……..but all is not okay.

      Your new comment ” Poverty is the not the reason for a man to kill UNJUSTLY” is even dumber than the one you edited because there is NO reason for a man to kill unjustly!

      Why? because you have characterized the killing as “unjustly”.
      It is like saying there is no excuse for the inexcusable!

  • Heroes_Nigeria

    Buhari’s brain is too dull for him to understand that the Nigerian Constitution does grant his Fulani Herdsmen right to murder innocent Nigerian farmers.

    Like in the Niger Delta … the Fulani Emirs must be asked to produce the murderous Fulani Herdsmen or have their communities sacked by Buhari’s Army … period

    • Anti Dull People

      ManiKay

      • Rescue_Nigeria

        Buhari is sadly too dull and too incompetent

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          We have a president who has been in constant denial about Fulani atrocities for obvious reasons…he is one !!

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      If only the almighty had made asininity an acutely terminal condition………

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    Amaechi Looted $757M from Rivers State To Fund Buhari’s Campaign.

    The immediate past Rivers State Governor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi stole $757 million (N230Billion), reliable sources at the Government House told our reporter in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, south south Nigeria.

    Findings from our investigative reports revealed that Rotimi dug deep into Rivers State coffers and doled out a whopping $757 part of which was used to fund Buhari’s campaign and every hue and cry that has been raised so far to have Rotimi Amaechi investigated in spite of the glaring evidence against him tendered by the Rivers State Government has fallen on deaf ears.

    • Joel

      Baseless argument. Failed propaganda.

      • Shugaba Nkasa

        The inferiority complex part holds water.
        The poverty arguement is just nonsense!

    • Heroes_Nigeria

      AMAECHI HAS TWO PROBLEMS

      1. Inferiority complex to the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani plus overwhelming lack of self esteem

      2. Poverty induced insanity which he suffered at childhood in the hands of his extremely poor parents

    • excel

      You are a pathetic liar. Campaign has ended, this cheap propaganda can never bring back you dead pdpig party.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, stop deceiving yourself with that maggot brain of yours. What did your demi-god GEJ do with the $480Bn revenue?

  • 9ja is finished under buhari

    This is how Buhari has been insulting Nigerians with his poverty ridden visionless ideas—-Happily he is not blaming corruption for the mess in the country this time. For he only does that when abroad–to the joy of the USA————The ongoing boko haramic Fulani war between the various ethnic groups in the country and them have been on since 1970—Buhari is Fulani so he know those who own cows among his Fulani ethnic group–They are the Fulani elites—-such as their Emirs from the one in Kano–Sultan of Sokoto—Tambuwal among other very powerful Fulanis—–like Buhari who does not have his 250 cows in a shed in Katsina state—How can Fulanis be installed in almost all the Northern states as EMIRS-? tHAT IS THE ISSUE AT STAKE——–SO THE FULANIS HAVE GROWN SO POWERFUL-NO ETHNIC GROUOP CAN STOP THEM–THEIR PROPAGANDA NETWORK———-They ARE all over the South with the cows—-which they move with from the West African sub region to settle in Nigeria—-Only Ghana–Liberia and Freetown refused to allow them settle in their countries—-Kenya is at war because of the Fulanis in that country—Obama is Fulani-American——so for Buhari to blame poverty as the cause of the crisis between his Fulani tribesmen and Beroms in Plateau state is worng—It is greed–The Fulanis now claim they own Plateau, Kogi and Benue states-respectively-Soion it will be Delta state and Bayelsa–Already Kwara is theirs–having been sold to the Fulanis by the Yorubas the same way Tinubu, Falana, Obj and Soyinka mortgaged the conscience of the Yoruba Nation to the Fulanis for keeps in Nigeria—-

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      You and this your bad belle………..you should have your stomach checked because hoarding this amount of bile can’t be healthy.

    • Buhari4Ever

      Deri Orbuka, who ever brought you into this world really wasted his strength on a confused incoherent goat.

  • Sam Bob-Manuel

    May the souls of those who were lost as a result of this madness of Fulani’s herdsmen cry out from their graves for vengeance and hunt General Buhari and his generations with all those who have decided to politicize their death ignorantly or otherwise by the power vested in Jesus name. Christians or Muslims whatsoever they believe in. For whatsoever a man sows he shall reap and the scripture cannot be broken. Therefore, anyone who promote injustice shall reap injustice in a hundred fold. In as much as the Muslim Quran recognize Jesus Christ as the Word of God, Spirit of God and Jesus Christ twenty-five times therefore every Muslim that partake in this unprovoked and unjust killings being abated by General Buhari and his cohorts let that person be judged by this scripture even in eternity. Amen.

    • Ochon

      Let their judgment starts now. President with double standard

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      You and your fellow mad men can pray from now till fowl grow teeth if you like.
      No deity suffers the insane (translation: No god pays attention to mad people)

      • Sam Bob-Manuel

        Really| let it be to you according to your believed. You soon realize that there is a force and power greater than that your superstition.

        • Shugaba Nkasa

          We too do not suffer mad people. VAMOOSE!

          • Sam Bob-Manuel

            Check yourself if you are not mad already because out of your mouth shall come forth your curse.

  • Ochon

    Until we unite as a people and confront deceit oppression and declare independence from these our internal colonial masters, we will for ever be taken as second class citizens in our own land. Why can’t buhari call a spade its real name. You send soldiers to go after peaceful protesters yet you are making it a Nigerian problem to create grazing land for fulanis that goes about with ak47.Will u also build shops for spare parts traders? Will you also make available farm lands for farmers from benue state and other regions or must other regions get violent like your fulani foot soldiers before you listened to them? Poverty can not be the only reason sir it greed, lack of value for human lives and the domineering tendencies of your people and the failure your part all u northern leaders as you all have govern nigeria more than other region and I can honestly tell you you have nothing to show for it.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      All Nigerians are Nigerians, simple and short. The class structure you are thinking about exists only in your deluded mind. Had it been real, how the hell would GEJ have even been employed as security man at Aso Rock talk less of President and commander in chief?

      If you consider yourself a second class citizen, that is a problem that only you, and God can solve!

      You better shut up before the rest of the country begins to actually treat you (not like second class citizens) but the mentally deranged individuals that you so obviously are.

      • IZON Redeemer

        Another Buharimice–with his rotten hate filled demonic heart—against the Ijaw Nation—————Nigeria is a tribal society made up of the Fulanis-Yorubas and Ibos–period—And u probably hail from one of these pararistic ethnic groups—It is only in Nigeria that we can have an uneducated certiticate forging Fulani man–Buhari who enlisted into the Nigerian army, with a letter of recommendation from his school Principal- as CIA installed presido——————If Buhari had his school cert there will never have been the need to send a promisory note to those in charge of the army recruitment centre–Over 99.9 percent of officers from the Fulani North and Yorubas enjoyed these opportunities–in the army—to the disadvantage of those whose emirs, Obas and Obis were not recognized–up North—in rthe creeks of the Nigeri Delta. Jonathan became VP as a result of the struggle by Militants in the Niger delta for resource control–The western nations became worried cause the price of crude oil was escalating-daily-!–Sadly, Fulanis via boko haram, have been involved in the fight to islamize Nigeria–for over 5 years and have killed over 30,000 humans–have the world been able to trouble their souls over boko haram for one second? Buhari was made by the CIA—-the Yorubas and Fulanis working for the CIA inside Nigeria–rigged the elections for him-and not that any sane Nigerian voted for Buhari—————–1.9m registered voters in Kano and all voted for Buhari not one of them fell sick———abi—-many 9jAS ARE COUNTING THE DAYS 4 BNUHARI

      • Hans Oreva

        please tell him

      • Ochon

        Its either the current Nigerian structure is skewed in your favor or u are simply economical with the truth. Ba mamaki ke bahaushe ne

  • Watch man

    The fulani herdsman that has cattles he is rearing cannot be said to be poor neither looking for a job. A fulani herdsman with 100 cattles at the cost of N150,000 each has an asset of N15million. How many Nigerians have such size of asset? It is simply wickedness, wickedness and wickedness in the heart of a man with such amount of asset that could lead him to take away the life of a fellow human being. These herdsmen are business people. They should buy land and have their own ranch. Anything other than this will be supporting them in their killing spree. Communities should devise means to protect their farms from unwanted elements if govt does not want to fulfill its responsibility to the citizens.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      didirin.

      • Watch man

        didirin

      • Watch man

        owu nani anu ohia n’akpa udi agwa ina akpa n’ogbako a. Onye iberiribe

      • Watch man

        owu nani anu ohia n’akpa udi agwa ina akpa n’ogbako a. Onye iberibe

  • ulambata

    So he is planning to go give them free money, so they won’t be ‘poor’, and so top killing people.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Yes!….free money has always been to solution to the problem of killing people.

      Look at how well it performed with the folks down at the creeks with their own personal ministry, monthly stipends, full room and board + tuition abroad and billion Naira contracts to protect pipelines from themselves?

      Mind you, Buhari is talking about employment opportunities for all Nigerians.

      • Burning Spear

        Did ther money come from the groundnut pyramids in Katsina state or cocoa-from the South West—-? -When the West had their cocoa revenue—— did they use it to tar one inch of road in the South south—–where the oil wealth of Nigertia flows from—–today?—————-‘ Show us one road that Obj repaired throughout his tenure–in the SS—-?–Not to talk of the South West——–And do 9jas care———————provided the person in aso rock is not from the South south–Separation is the answer—-Give Buhari the next 500 years to repair Nigeria–he will never be able to do anything–it will be fake corruption song till the coming of Jesus Christ while he steals the country dry–Buhari is a thief—–Let him clean his house first—ati his wife-Aisha from the hullibirton bribery scandal-b4 turning on the niger delta people ati tompolo————-thieves

        • Shugaba Nkasa

          At least the Northerners grew their groundnuts and the south west farmed the cocoa trees with their sweat…….

          What do you lazy grow down there in the creeks?

          You have already eatien all the retarded monkeys and fish that refused to run away from your God-forsaken area and if not for these people you like cursing out, your dumb asses would have starved to death a long time ago. Ungrateful lot.

  • D_Onlytrue1

    Buhari must deal with this issue without sentiments, if Fulani herdsmen are found to be culpable in this case, they must be dealt with ruthlessly, no one should be allowed to go around killing people because they want to feed their cattle.

    • 9ja deserves better than buhar

      Amaechi Looted $757M from Rivers State To Fund Buhari’s Campaign.

      The immediate past Rivers State Governor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi stole $757 million (N230Billion), reliable sources at the Government House told our reporter in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, south south Nigeria.

      Findings from our investigative reports revealed that Rotimi dug deep into Rivers State coffers and doled out a whopping $757 part of which was used to fund Buhari’s campaign and every hue and cry that has been raised so far to have Rotimi Amaechi investigated in spite of the glaring evidence against him tendered by the Rivers State Government has fallen on deaf ears….

  • 9JA IS DYING DEAD UNDER BUHARI

    The crisis between the Fulanis and beroms in Plateau state was created by IBB–a semi Fulani He goat—Who estblished an LGA for the Fulanis in the zone under the control of the Beroms———–Since then the Fulanis have gone on to allege that the state belongs to them—They even assert that they arrived the zone long before Lord Lugard came to Nigeria—–in the 19th century–Now Buhari instead of facing the issue squarely on the shoulders, he is busy twisting facts into fiction—The war between the Fulanis and other ethnic groups in Nigeria, has nothing to do with poverty or unemployment–as Buhari would want us to believe——–It has a lot to do with re-domination—of other ethnic groups–The installation of new emirs in Noth Central and the South by the Fulani led boko haram brigade under the command of Buhari and his Itsekiri house boys–led by Sagay—-period-

    • Hans Oreva

      we have had enough of Hate mongers, if you have balls, display your full name and location; what has the itsekiri’s done? please go one corner go boil beans ‘hediot’….

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        …But you know about the expansionist tendencies of the Fuani which is often violent in nature,are you gonna donate your village for this project ?

        • Hans Oreva

          i have no time for your hateful arguements, DELTA IS IN THE sOUTH, FULANIS have no stake in the territories south of nigeria,nor do they claim to, the expansionist tendencies you are ranting about; the fulanis have not been land grabbing like our brothers in the south east are trying to do with the whole southsouth… the cattle rearers in warri and it environs behave themselves as the ought to, i am a living testimony to this, since me ive met more than a few, but you can continue your ranting, i just won’t be replying to senseless, baseless, biased hate speech…..

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            In that case Warri can donate a lot of land,that is welcome,at least that will show your patriotism and love for the Fulani cattle herders.

          • ayobamiba

            Why have u guys sold out your conscience to remain liars for life?, two days ago it was in the news how a traditional ruler in delta state was kidnapped and murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen and yet your dead conscience can’t even speak the truth in honour of d dead that’s why your people will forever remain saboteurs and liars for ever.even the President a Fulani have acknowledged the menace of Fulani herdsmen but you are there denying even your existence because you are a treacherous Judas.

          • Hans Oreva

            how does what happen to a monarch in a small village in Ubulu-Uku(delta north) concern people in warri? pls am not interested in joining words with a faceless keyboard warrior.

          • ayobamiba

            Is it not the height of hypocrisy and deception that u are not concerned about the murder in cold blood of a fellow citizen in your state?, it shows how depraved your soul is and it also throws u up as a heartless liar who is unreliable in every material index.just accept the fact that u belong to the stock of the cowardly, traitors, betrayers,hypocrites and deluded bigots who hates their neighborhood with passion because of envy.

          • Hans Oreva

            you are a champion name caller so i will also assume that you witnessed the murder of the said monarch to fully know it was done by herdsmen? since you are so concerned about the ubulu-uku monarch are you also concerned with what is happening to our fellow citizens in the north-east…. if going by your antecedent of hate speech against northerners, i would assume you also do not care about their plight so who truly is the hypocrite? have a nice day and may peace of heart be with you

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      There is no war between the Fulanis and anybody…….just skirmishes.

  • growthengine

    This man is defending his Fulani people. Poverty, injustice, opportunity. So all Nigerians should be killing then, we are all poor and marginalized.
    What a disappointment. This is a Fulani president for Fulani. Where are the Fulani herdsmen in handcuffs?

  • 9ja deserves better dan Buhari

    Amaechi Looted $757M from Rivers State To Fund Buhari’s Campaign.

    The immediate past Rivers State Governor, Mr Rotimi Amaechi stole $757 million (N230Billion), reliable sources at the Government House told our reporter in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, south south Nigeria.

    Findings from our investigative reports revealed that Rotimi dug deep into Rivers State coffers and doled out a whopping $757 part of which was used to fund Buhari’s campaign and every hue and cry that has been raised so far to have Rotimi Amaechi investigated in spite of the glaring evidence against him tendered by the Rivers State Government has fallen on deaf ears.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      off point as usual.
      Stop self medicating…….who knows, you may see improvements.

  • valentine offia

    It is misnomer to describe this feud as herdsmen/farmers feud. The reports show that the herdsmen are attacking everybody, not sure farmers. The tepid response from the President of very disappointing to say the least

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      did you hear the word vengeance or something like it in the report? We wonder what that means.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Only a nincompoop will allow such a project in their state. They will create an Emirate there instantly,this Buhari is a funny old guy

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      Hey Didirin,
      If you are having issues with cows, It is already in your state!
      What Buhari is proposing is the power for state Governments to draw boundaries!

      May you people not kill us with your ignorance.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Na lie !! This is just a pretext to legitimise the bloody impunity of the herdsmen. Any SE Governor who accepts such a deal would be impeached and the horrible decision reversed.

  • Nsidibe

    these guys are devising another means to take over the entire country, people shouldn’t forget that the south is a conquered territory as proclaimed by the Fulani elders even if it takes them 1000 years. let the gullible southern governors take the grazing map and sold their land, their heritage and their people to the northerners, why can’t the president pass whatever grazing map plan to the legislatures. nonsense..

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      We like you. You are a very determined and courageous person.

      It is obvious you are absolutely clueless about what you are saying but why let little things like facts and common sense get in the way?
      Please carry on!

  • International games

    Let me get this right. Unknown hoodlums blow up an oil pipeline, and Buhari sends soldiers to threaten the inhabitants with reprisals. “Suspected” Fulani herdsmen KILL 30 people AND Law enforcement officers, but the President rewards them with other people’s land? Where exactly IS the land these people come from? Why not setup a ranch in their own villages? The south can grow hay and send to them there. Does that not make more sense. How can you commandeer other people’s land and give to Fulani herdsmen? I am not against Fulani. I would say the same thing no matter whose land is confiscated for others.

    • Shugaba Nkasa

      “The south can grow hay and send to them there”

      What you said above is the permanent part of the plan Buhari is talking about.

      You see…..you and him agree in more ways you care to divulge.

      • share Idea

        There are two different positions, I have never seen any investor that decides to kill his host community all in a bid to establish a plant without negotiating with host community on the modalities for acquiring the land in question.

        If someone must go into any business, the person will need to plan for the business (cattle rearing inclusive) and not intimidate others to submission because of their business.

  • adeade

    I still keep wondering why you give poverty and injustice as a reason for taking laws into your hands. I will never accept that. Some Fulanis naturally have that overbloated ego believing that they are always in charge of everybody. When I was young, I remember how the Fulani boys in my school used to rape girls in my neighbourhood but they rather not see you with their younger sisters, ” when you don’t want to die”

  • Anonymous

    PMB is sympathetic to the fulani herdsmen. Why do they have assault rifles and farmers don’t have the right to own one. Farmers need to ignore PMB empty promises and deal with the fulani herdsmen. Good defense is always attack.

  • F9 Mathematical

    Duncee is confused. Even the posture is very unpresidential. Sickly. Lacking in mental capacity in econometric logic. But in Nigeria anybody can become anything. Lose elections and then assemble in the forest. Issue threats here and there and get the cowardly group to align. It worked in 1789 with Afonja as Alimi drove him away from the throne. But how come the Fulani love to spill blood? I thought they drink milk. I was wrong.

    • Okafor

      Buhari like most northern elites have cattle which I hope he declared. Raring cattle is their private business and they make profits and losses as in all businesses. So why will other Nigerians bear the brunt of their business? They pocket their profit and should find means of feeding their cattle. Is it a case of one law for the cattle Fulanis and another law for the farmers. Person like Falae cannot talk again because he has been accused of receiving arms money. He was kidnapped by cattle Fulanis.
      Let’s see how Buhari will ‘command ‘ all the govs to provide grazing land on temporary basis. Bayelsa is the only state that’s exempt because ‘it’s all water’. Rivers state as well, except Amaechi will ‘donate’ part of his Ikwerre land. Afterall he is ‘Donatus’.
      O what a change!. We asked and voted for it.

  • Funja25

    Keep quiet. Where are the Christain girls of Chibok?

  • Romberg

    I can’t find a word in the article used by Buhari to condemn his kindreds’ misdeamenours. Instead, he blamed ‘injustice…lack of grazing area’? He simply doesn’t think it’s wrong for his makeshift army to kill a DPO, rather they are right and the rest of Nigeria is wrong because we didn’t provide them grazing areas in the first place…so we are all unjust and cruel to his killer-families. I am not surprised. He is the manager of Nigeria’s change mantra. He won by a majority. Yesterday was about Nigeria joining an Islamic antiterror army organised by Saudi. Today is about indiscretion regarding Fulani herdsmen’s terror. The week before was budget tanking. Before then, it was and still is his lack of policy direction. Good for him, good for us. He’s our only choice.

    • Lanre

      Thank you Romberg. The President of Miyetti Allah. Of the Hausa-Fulani Muslim North has spoken. The grazing rights of Cattle Rearers are more important than the land ownership rights of Southerners. Falae be warned. However, Romberg you are wrong in saying he is our only choice. HE IS NOT! Igbos are clamouring for Biafra. Many Yorubas are tired of this forced union. I am beginning to think Buhari is the best choice to realize our goals. Bigotry and nepotism as demonstrated by Buhari has always led to the birth of new nations. Only a matter of time.

      • Romberg

        The last time I checked, herdsmen are in the South East. They killed a crown King in Biafra’s delta. So don’t warn Falae, warn every Obi in Biafraland. Buhari doesn’t seem to find anything wrong in all of these – even if they killed 1 million people. He’d rather tell the courts what to do on whosoever Buhari himself has accused. If Biafra secedes today, these herdsmen will be admitted to Biafran as aliens. Biafra needs their meat. That is why separation is not exactly the answer.

  • Joe Jimoh

    At this moment when Buhari is enjoying massive support across all ethnic divides he should not expose his tribalistic side by refusing to say the truth and act presidentially when his full no tribesmen are involved. Grazing poor farmers fields is simply a callous, selfish and savage act by a group of wicked herdsmen who simply behave and reason like the animals they rear. This has nothing to do with poverty and other unreasonable reasons proffered by the President. We don’t need grazing reserves. There are enough green vegetation in Nigeria outside the boundaries of our peasant farmers fields. Full is should behave like human beings and keep their cattle outside the farms or law enforcement agents should be allowed to handle them according to the rules which govern trespass. Is it poverty that would make a Fulani man kill the DPO and his team with AK47?

    • Contact Point

      I totally agree with you. Mr. President must not condole the atrocities of thee herdsmen even if they are fulanis. My president should totally condemn their acts and even investigate how an ordinary cattle rearer is armed with AK47, contrary to their usual bow and arrow. Who is providing them with the training to handle such weapon of mass destruction and who is arming them with such? PMB should instruct them to remain in the reserves no matter how small because no farm land these people have invaded can be measured with the grazing reserves they are abandoning. The herdsmen are only out for trouble and PMB should should ask our security agencies to intervene.

  • MushinSpeaks

    Addressing the root cause of these conflict is the first approach which Pres Buhari is tackling. A right step in the best approach.

    • Contact Point

      I disagree with your view. If it is poverty, then a herdsman rear himself alone over 200 cattles, and multiply NGN120,000 a cow to 200. The herdsmen are just been silly, looking for trouble even far away from their zone

      • MushinSpeaks

        I get your point sir. On the herdsmen/farmers issue, what has always escalate conflict is land and passage. Many int’l organizations are working hard to end these conflicts in communities. However, we must also enjoin the govt to do more.

  • ed

    Tinubu, Akande, Rotimi and the rest of southern backstabbers can’t find their voices.
    President Buhari is showing his real intent of Islamizes and colonization of Southern Nigeria. The Government now plan to confiscate our native land and give it to Fulani’s herdsmen. The killers of our people with impunity.
    DPO and 30 citizens were gruesomely murdered, President didn’t order the all out efforts to arrest the killer.
    President Buhari shamelessly justify the Fulani’s Boko Haram killers. The king was killed in Delta State few days ago. The army said everything is normal. The Fulani’s kill and go continue.
    The southern governor should stand for the freedom and value of our people. NO FULANNI GRAZING LAND IN THE SOUTH. Killers must be punished.

  • MC

    Okay this one wey your co-fulani herdsmen dem dey kill, rape, kidnap and maim people all over the country na poverty cause am abi? So we should understand abi? Eh hen where is the N5,000 wey you promise we jobless persons of Naija plus a meal per day for school children? Abi u think say we don forget?

  • abodes_124

    GMB said that ‘He agreed with the centre that dialogue was always preferable to the use of law and order mechanisms and force in the resolution of conflicts’ ? . I presume this must have been a speech written for him as he has always shown that brute force and intimidation is his preferred way of dealing with conflicts with perceived enemies[ eg Nnamdi Kanu , Niger Delta militants]. Or it may be different on this occasion because the conflict in this case involves ‘his people’ [eg Boko Haram]

  • Excisionist

    Hear him:
    “President Buhari said that a plan to map out grazing areas will soon be presented to the Nigerian Governors Forum as a temporary solution to the frequent conflicts until cattle owners are persuaded to adopt other means of rearing their cattle. ”

    This man is really crazy. So he is sanctioning the terrorism and vandalization caused by Fulani herdsmen all over the place.

    It seems clear that the ONLY WAY to soleve the problem of Fulani herdsmen is the EXCISION of Fulani infested states from Niheria. Lets all work for it