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Gov. Ganduje tells FG to Ban cattle movement from north to the middle belt and south

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Gov Ganduje Tells FG To Ban Cattle Movement From North To The Middle Belt And South

… As Miyetti Allah Says Herdsmen Makes More Profit in the Region

By Dr. Mohammed Adamu Dodo

  • No one can recommend lasting solution to the anti Fulani herdsmen than the real Fulani herdsman as a governor – Yunusa Abubakar
  • Governor Umar Ganduje has suggested a solution to the herder-farmer crisis in the country
  • The Kano governor said movement of cattle and herders from the north to southern parts should be abolished
  • Ganduje said a law should be made banning herdsmen trekking to south from north
  • Ganduje said his government would build a ruga settlement to accommodate herdsmen in Kano
  • Miyetti Allah leadership fails to end herdsmen – farmers crises; fails to defend their members from conspiracy, their herds, properties and criminalities in the south – Nura Mohammed

The recommendation by the concerned Fulani who and non Fulani critical thinking northerners have been in pain with the propaganda and the Fulani herdsmen hate, as a fresh found theology to evangelise in the southern part of the country may not seem to be as effective as though the same, that which was given as a contribution to the conversation by the Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, a real Fulani herdsman who understands the situation more than some of those in government and sharper than the Miyetti Allah leadership.

Governor Ganduje said the only way to bring a lasting solution to the farmers-herders crisis is to make an enabling law that would ban the movement of cattle from the north to the middle belt and the southern part of the country.

Governor Ganduje gave the suggestion while speaking to journalists in Daura town of Katsina state when he and his All Progressives Congress (APC) colleagues visited President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari was in his hometown Daura on Friday, January 28, to register his membership of the ruling party.

Ganduje noted that the movement of herders and their cattle to the south was “greatly” stroking the ethnic tension in the country.

Ganduje disclosed that his government was working on Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest where herders can settle and keep their cattle.

According to him, the settlement will have houses, a dam, an artificial insemination centre, and a veterinary clinic and houses where the herders will reside.

“My advocacy is that we should abolish the transportation or trekking of herdsmen from the northern part of Nigeria to the middle belt and to the southern part of Nigeria.
“There should be a law that will ban, otherwise we cannot control the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers and cannot control the cattle rustling which is affecting us greatly.”\

Why we can’t leave southwest – Miyetti Allah

Meanwhile, Alhaji Kirowa Ardo Zuru, president of Miyetti Allah in the southwest, whose leadership however failed to media, to defend the herdsmen from the conspiracy, their lives from killings, their properties from wanton destructions and their herds of cattle from rustling as much as failed to address the criminal activities of some if his members as alleged, has rather called for cooperation and harmony between the locals and the cattle rearers in the region than banning grazing in the south.

Speaking during a meeting between the leaders of the group and the southwest governors held in Akure, Ondo state’s capital on Monday, January 25, Zuru said there was an age-long relationship between the southwest and the Fulani herders.

Zuru noted that it was in the southwest that the herders make huge profits out of their cattle-rearing business because Yoruba people enjoy partying and ceremonies.

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Yobe MCRP Partner NGO on GBV Mapping

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Yobe MCRP partner NGO on GBV Mapping.

By Baba Saleh, Damaturu 

The Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP), a world Bank, federal and state government supported programme in collaboration with Jhpiego consultant firm have sensitized stakeholders on Gender Based Violence mapping in Yobe State.

Speaking on the objectives of the meeting, MCRP state Project Coordinator Musa Idi Jidawa said it was aimed at incorporating MCRP in support of gender based violence prevention.

Jidawa noted that it was also part of the World Bank mandates to ensure safety and improvement on lives of the benefitting communities wherever project is carried out.

He said the stakeholders were selected from legal, medical, psyco-social support sectors, community leaders among other concerned organisations. 

“We are here today to do what we call a social safety net, safety net in the sense that as a result of project implementation the organisation anticipated influx of labour, and as you all know when a lot of people gather in one area the tendency is that either people or the environment they live may be affected positively or largely negatively .

” One of the issues World Bank envisaged was GBV as a result of the interaction between human beings and they feel if it happens where does the victim goes and seek for support interms of legal, medical among others”

” MCRP will facilitate together with Jhpiego consultants an NGO engaged by the state office of the project to see and map those grey areas of GBV for MCRP support”

In her remarks,  Jphiego maternal and child health technical lead, Hannatu Abdullahi said the organisation is non governmental, non profit organisation that work in the area of health and gender based violence prevention and mitigation. 

She said the firm was contracted by North East Development Commission through the MCRP to conduct gender based violence assessment in three states of the north east of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe with a view to sensitise stakeholders and introduce the project to them. 

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NSCDC Mark’s International Civil Defense Day in Borno

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NSCDC Mark’s International Civil Defense Day In Borno

By Musa Askira, Maiduguri

The Borno State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has marked this year’s International Civil Defence Day in Borno.

Speaking at the occassion on Monday, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Abdullahi Ibrahim, said the event was a grand finale of the weeklong event which had featured among others to mark the day.

He noted that the theme of this year’s event “Civil Defence as First Aider in Every Home” was inline with the objectives of NSCDC.

Ibrahim said that as first responders during crisis, NSCDC personnel would continue to be trained and equipped to administer various degree of first aid and other medical services to the public.

The commandant lauded UNMAS for the training, which he said was timely as the state government embarked on resettlement of displaced persons back to their ancestral homes with possibility of coming into contact with mines and explosives littered within such ancestral homes planted by insurgents.

The Commandant said NSCDC would extend the training to personnel of private security firms in the state inview of their vital role to security in the state.

In his remarks as Guest Speaker, Mr Derek Somers of UNMAS, assured NSCDC and other security agencies of more training opportunities which he said was being funded by German Government.

Somers lauded the commitment and professionalism shown by personnel of NSCDC during the training and urged them to sustain the tempo.

“I hope we continue the training and go a little further in the next couple of months as we will be looking at training the trainers as part of the programme,” Somers said.

In his goodwill message, a representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Borno, Mr John Anderson, lauded the vital role of NSCDC in protecting public infrastructure and facilitating conflict resolution and dialogue in the society.

“All of these are significant contributions to comprehensive approach for civil defence and protection which is the cornerstone of community security and stability,” Anderson said.

He urged them to extend their first aid skill to others in the public.

In his remarks, the Chairman of Lincenced Private Security Organisations in Borno, Amb. Usman Danjuma, said as grassroots security organisations in Borno, they would continue to collaborate with NSCDC and other security agencies in securing the state.

Danjuma urged NSCDC for more training of private security personnel, particularly on first aid and other related areas to enhance their services.

Highlight of the occasion was a mock rescue of a blast victims by trained personnel of NSCDC.

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Military recaptured Marte from Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, Scores killed

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Military recaptured Marte from Boko Haram /ISWAP terrorists, scores killed

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army have recovered Marte and adjoining communities from Boko Haram terrorists. barely less than 48 hours ultimatum given to them by the Chief of Army staff, (COAS), Major General Ibrahim Attahiru

The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima in a statement issued to newsmen said “the troops of Nigerian Army this afternoon around 3pm, recovered New Marte and adjoining communities from the develish Boko Haram terrorists.”.

This is coming less than the 48 hours directive earlier given to the troops to recover the town by the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru.

“The troops backed by air cover from the Nigerian Air force , successfully charged through Marte town, destroying several Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) and landmines laced across their routes and killing scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and successfully recovered the town.”, General Yerima stated.

The Army further said the gallant troops are currently in total control of the general area. and that details will be made to newsmen very soon.

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