Kano State governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday called on all Fulani herdsmen resident in other parts of the country, especially Benue and Taraba States, to relocate to Kano since the state has vast grazing land to accommodate them and their cattle.
Ganduje, who stated this while inspecting the vaccination of over one million cattle and other small animals free-of-charge, at the Kadawa artificial insemination centre in Garum Malam LGA, condemned the recent killings arising from clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the country, describing it as unacceptable.
Ganduje also stated that Fulani herdsmen of Kano origin do not move out of the state to other states, “because we have enough grazing land, ranches and traditional livestock routes.
So, they don’t have any reason to move out of the state. We take care of them and we accord them the respect and dignity they deserve. I am inviting herdsmen from all parts of Nigeria to relocate to Kano because we have enough facilities to accommodate them.
These killings must stop. We cannot afford to continue to witness these senseless killings in the name of Fulani herdsmen and farmers’ clash over lack of grazing land while we have a place like the Falgore Game Reserve underutilised.”