The Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje has called on the Federal Government to stop the movement of herdsmen from other countries to Nigeria.
He said this on Saturday during the commissioning of 25 housing units of RUGA settlement project.
He said that it was necessary to “successfully and effectively prevent the coming of herdsmen from other African countries, because they come to this country with guns and other weapons which flame the clash between herders and farmers.
“As they come with such weapons, they take crimes and criminalities to the country.
“That movement is what brings to us all sort of clashes between herders and other communities, apart from the farmers.”
Ganduje stated that criminal activities would reduce with the establishment of RUGA settlement, which include cattle rustling, kidnapping and armed robbery, e.t.c.
“It is absolutely necessary to improve and modernise breeding system for Fulani cattle. As it clear that a gallon of milk is more expensive than one gallon of petrol, it is therefore necessary for us to utilize this great opportunity,” he said.