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Fulani Group Demands 4% Of Bauchi Land To End Clashes

Fulani Group Demands 4% Of Bauchi Land To End Clash
The Bauchi State Administrative Committee of Inquiry into
Land Disputes, set up by Governor Bala Mohammed to look
into farmers/herders crisis in the state has received a
memorandum from a Fulani socio-cultural group, Daddo
Pulaku, demanding four percent of the total land area of the
state.
The demand was contained in a memorandum submitted by
the group to the committee yesterday where it stressed that
the government should ensure the full implementation of
the Cattle Routes law of Bauchi State, 2018 which enforced
the non-cultivation of both sides of all major roads in the
state by 30 meters from the drains.
In the memorandum by State Chairman, Muhammad Aminu
Tukur, the group claimed that herders were being threatened
with intense hostility that were having multiplier effect every
year, and on daily basis.
According to the memorandum, “The most pertinent thing
being the fact that all those challenging our right to live and
choice of occupation are the most gluttonous protein (beef)
eaters and addictive milk consumers. Nomadic
communities all over the world are never known to be
parasites but major contributors to the economy of the
nation.”
The memorandum which demanded four percent of total
land mass also stated that nomads had ‘serious challenges’
in all the 20 local government areas of the state with the
most cases common in Itas/Gadau, Ganjuwa and Bauchi
LGAs where some village heads along with land officers are
apportioning grazing reserves and cattle routes to
themselves and selling to individuals.
“It is a fact that our people suffer most in the hands of
village heads, district heads and greedy lands officers in the
LGAs. It is our opinion that for a permanent solution to the
escalating conflicts between farmers and herders in Nigeria
as the most pressing security challenge of our time which
has the potential to degenerate into more violence and
bloodshed, government at all levels must step in and
address the issue squarely no matter whose ox is gored,”
the group added.

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