Ndume faults move to ban open grazing in south

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Abuja (Sundiata Post) – representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has faulted the decision by the the south ban open grazing and movement of cattle by foot.

The took the decision at a meeting Delta on Tuesday.

According them, the ban will prevent the frequent clashes between and herders, and also improve security the region.

But speaking with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday, Ndume said the are engaging in a “blame game” that will not solve the problem.

“This blame game will not solve the problem,” the chairman of the senate committee on army said.

“Governors are the chief security of states, so, why are they talking about the president without talking about themselves? The governors are deviating the matter. The problem is not about open grazing.

“The problem is security. Most of the security problems confronting Nigeria are not in the bush.

“We have four types of . We have an insurgency in the north-east; , through the Eastern Security Network, is creating insecurity in the ; there is in the north-west.

“It is only in the north-central that we have issues of farmer-herder clashes. There are fewer problems in the south-west except for the clashes between the herdsmen and the , and the for the Yoruba nation.

“Similarly, in the south-south, they are trying instigate the avengers, but so far the area is peaceful. The issue of insecurity is unique each zone. President Buhari has taken charge of the security personally now.

“It used to be the chief of staff or the minister of who was having meetings with the but today, the president has taken charge of the problem.”