Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has called on the federal government to control crimes and criminalities attached to Fulani-herders conflict across the country that they should put a stop to the movement of herdsmen from other African countries to Nigeria.

He made this known during the opening of 25 housing units of RUGA settlement project at Dansoshiya forest, in Kiru local government.

He said that,

“This is the first batch of the housing units of 25 out of 200 units earmarked for construction.”

He expained further, that this will help to prevent the coming of herdsmen from other African countries, because they come to this country with guns and other weapons. Which blaze the conflict between them and farmers.

“As they come with such weapons, they take crimes and criminalities to the country, adding that, “That movement is what brings to us all sort of clashes between herders and other communities, apart from with farmers.”

Dansoshiya RUGA, the governor added would serve as nucleus of RUGA settlement project in the state, explaining that,

“We engage in this project for three fundamental reasons, first and foremost is to avoid clashes between farmers and herders, secondly to avoid movement of herders which is the source of conflict and to avoid cattle rustling.”

Criminal activities, the governor suggested that should be curtailed with the establishment of RUGA settlement include, cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery among other criminalities.

“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.

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