Group seeks AU in­ter­ven­tion on herders’ ac­tiv­i­ties

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ab­dul­la­teef Salau

The Com­mu­nity for Peace and Cor­rup­tFree So­ci­ety has urged African lead­ers to unite in find­ing a last­ing so­lu­tion to the wan­ton de­struc­tion of lives and prop­erty by herds­men.

Ad­dress­ing news­men in Abuja yes­ter­day, the Na­tional Pres­i­dent of the so­ci­ety, Engr. Ah­mad Zakari Nguroje, said most of the herds­man in­volved in mass killings mi­grated from neigh­bour­ing coun­tries.

“Let us be frank on this mat­ter, un­less the African Union steps into this mat­ter, there is noth­ing much Pres­i­dent Buhari can do, in­short, in my per­sonal view, the pres­i­dent is hand­i­capped in this mat­ter be­cause we share over 150 bor­ders with our neigh­bours in Cameroon, Niger, Chad and a host of oth­ers, so, this mat­ter needs to be dis­cussed at the AU meet­ings so that ev­ery coun­try would ar­range grac­ing re­serves for their peo­ples in­stead of leav­ing them to come to Nige­ria to cause may­hem,” he said.

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