Northern Elders, Forum, NEF, has asked the federal and state governments to escalate measures to halt what it described as the harassment of the Fulani and their cattle.
It also urged them to de-escalate inciting rhetorics regarding the now-suspended Ruga Project designed for the settlement of herders across the country.
NEF made the call in a statement yesterday by its Deputy Convener, Amb. Yahaya Kwande.
The Forum asked the country to remain sensitive to its rising deficits in security of lives and economic assets.
The statement read, “Federal and State governments must adopt policies and positions which address the harassment of Fulani and their cattle, de-escalation of inciting rhetorics and actions and short and long-term solutions to the problems which could damage the livestock industry, worsen community relations and threaten national security.
“The nation should remain sensitive to its rising deficits insecurity of lives and economic assets, and must do everything possible not to escalate tensions and distrust among Nigerians.”Eyewitness? We pay you when we must have receive your story with an evidence Submit your stories now via Email: email@example.com