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Gambari calls for revival of 1965 grazing law

Nigeria’s former ambassador to the United Nations, founder and chairman of Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, yesterday suggested the revival of the 1965 Grazing Reserve Law as a solution to the incessant herdsmen/ farmers clashes.

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Gambari said the law could be revived based on Section 315 of the 1999 constitution in the 19 northern states.

Lending voice to the suggestion, Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN) also urged Nigerians to stop classifying “killer herders” as Fulani.

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Gambari and Ali spoke at a symposium organised by the College of Agriculture, Kwara State University, Malete. 

Ali said unless Nigerians stop classifying the killer herdsmen Fulani, herdsmen/farmers clashes and attendant wanton destruction of lives and property would continue unabated.

Gambari also called for harmonization of relevant laws and policies that govern grazing reserves and a national review and protection of traditional stock routes. 

 

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