As conflicts between farmers and herders in many parts of Nigeria continue to fester un-abated , there are renew calls by well meaning individuals on the government to again take a look at establishing a graze reserves for cows across various regions of the country to stem the tide of violence that often leads to death of humans and cows .
The-incessant crisis between sedentary farmers and nomadic Fulani herdsmen have claimed thousands of humans and cow’s lives since 2018 that the unrest escalated into open fights .
According to those interviewed by our correspondent, it was suggested that graze reserves will restrict the movement of cows into the farms were people are growing crops, there by reducing the conflicts resulting from cow destroying the crops .
Though the federal government had come up with such plans in the past, but was rejected by the people, especially the regions that is embattled with the conflict, with the believe that establishing a grazing field for cows will create opportunities for the herders to take over their land .
The Proposed settlements according to the federal government will house herders and animal farmers in order to do away with the crisis .
The government also planned to change the orientation of herders by stopping them from wondering in the bush which has endangered the lives of cows due to attack by wild animals as well as infected by deadly disease.
Check revealed that majority of the cows are facing horrible conditions as they keep moving from one location to the other in search of grasses and foods.
Some will be tempted to consume fumigated grasses and other poisonous crops which kills them instantly .
The attempt to reserved them in a settlements should be a welcome development as that will improve their welfare and as well reduce the conflict raising from their invading crops farms.
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