Minister of Interior, General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd.), disclosed on Thursday in Abuja that the federal government had concluded arrangements to create a special force within the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to deal with the incessant conflict between herdsmen and farmers across the country. The plan is okay for a temporary measure.
But the fact remains that the permanent solution to the bloody clashes between farmers and cattle herders, which has seriously affected agricultural productivity, lies in the establishment of ranches.
Nigeria needs to move along with civilised humanity by replacing the conflict-prone and anachronistic system of herding animals from one part of the country to another with the modern method of domesticating animals in ranches. This will make for greater productivity in both crop and animal husbandry.
– Vincent Obia