The former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has reacted to the ongoing rift between his supporters Sunday Igboho, and the Fulani residing in Igangan, Oyo State.
According to a report, Sunday Igboho, the Yoruba activist, made real his threat by making the Fulanis vacate the Igangan community in Oyo State.
The Yoruba activist further disclosed that he acted at the request of traditional rulers.
Adamu Garba while reacting in a tweet via his Twitter account on Monday, said even though he is a Fulani man, he was totally against the idea of allowing cows to roam the streets in 2021.
Adamu Garba further revealed that by law, land can only be used through rent or purchase, adding that government should step forward and resolve the dispute.
“I’m a Fulani man, but it doesn’t make sense for cows to be roaming the streets in 2021. Cows should be ranched on land acquired or rented by the ranchers. Also, by law land can only be used through rent or purchase.
“I believe, to reconcile the raging herder’s crisis is to open proper communication where each knows the laws of the land. All lands in Nigeria, including forests, belong to some entity, FG, SGs, LGs, Company’s or individuals. Thus no land can be used without proper authorization.
“The problem of the Fulani herders is a betrayal from the city Fulanis, who decided, after moving to cities, acquiring wealth & power, but failed to carry the village brothers along, leaving them in a desperate situation.
“I would advise that the rich Fulanis should come together and acquire ranching lands while government step forward and dissolve this dispute.
“No state power can give land to anyone where the land is been identified with owners for generations, without purchasing or renting.
“Lastly, lack of proper communication to the herders in understanding the law of land use, by bringing the surrounding communities onboard isn’t good enough.
“It can as well be a breeding ground for conflicts and a very ripe situation for civil war. This must however be avoided AT ALL COST,” he said.
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