Former EFCC Chairman and an APC gubernatorial aspirant in Adamawa State, Nuhu Ribadu, who spoke at a two-day national summit on conflict resolution on Monday, October 8, 2018, said the crisis between farmers and cattle herders may be as a result of marginalisation of the Fulani tribe in the country.
Nuhu Ribadu who maintained that the country has not made any concrete efforts to integrate the Fulani tribe who make up “15 to 20 million of the population”, said the Fulani people are constantly in search of land for their animals because they don’t have lands of their own and will continue to be a problem as long as the situation persists.
Nomads are normally landless people who have animals to take care of and, in doing that, there is likely going to be a problem.
“There is also the issue of continuous migration and the attendant problem on ecology and this has continued to put pressure on the system. That is why in Nigeria today, there has been a problem and we have failed to address the fundamental issue.