BY SEYIFUNMI LUMEKO
A Senate representing Ogun West Senatorial District, Tolulope Odebiyi, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to carry out some security measures to curb the Fulani herdsmen killings across the country.
He stated this on Wednesday during plenary while lamenting the influx of criminal herdsmen into Nigeria.
Odebiyi said: “It is an indictment on our leadership that people are coming into Nigeria to rape, maim and kill our people. It is upsetting and we must rise up to this occasion. I rise that the President need to speak and calm the nation.
“The President can sign an Executive Order banning open grazing. There are actions that he can take immediately but nothing is being done.”
The Senate in its reaction said: “The State Governors to re-invigorate rural governance and convene state-wide inter-communal conclaves and dialogues to promote local conflict resolution and inter-ethnic harmony.
”The State Governors to implement the National Livestock Transformation Plan which is a modern scheme designed to eliminate transhumance in order to prevent farmer-herder conflicts and activate highly productive livestock sector in Nigeria.
“The Federal Government to immediately embark on an operation to checkmate proliferation of firearms and enforce the laws against illegal possession of firearms by arresting, disarming and punishing anyone in illegal possession of arms.”