- Farming communities have been asked by President Muhammadu Buhari not to attack herdsmen who are returning from the south due to the rainy season
- According to President Buhari, the herdsmen must also respect the boundaries of farmers and villagers
- However, after much rejection of the federal government's Ruga settlement plan, the resident suspended the initiative
President Muhammadu Buhari has charged farming communities to stop attacking herdsmen who are returning from the south due to the rainy season.
The presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said the president warned herdsmen and communities to stop taking the law into their hands.
Shehu said: “Herdsmen returning from the South due to the rainy season must respect the boundaries of farmers and villagers, while the communities must refrain from attacking herdsmen.”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported thatsettlement plan.
The president made the suspension of scheme for a nationally acceptable approach to the frequent herdsmen-farmers clash in the country.
This came after much consultation between President Buhari and some key stakeholders under the platform of governors forum.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that n were on Wednesday, July 3, given not more than one month by a some northern groups to reconsider and accept the initiative.
Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the spokesman of the groups, said that varying positions of governors on the policy have brought about much dissatisfaction among herdsmen in the country.
Olupohunda Suleiman said: “While we warn all state governments that stand against the implementation of the RUGA Initiative to desist and give peace a chance, we place President Buhari and the federal government on notice that they must completely stop this raging madness within 30-days beginning from today, Wednesday."
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