HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ADDRESS THE FULANI HERDSMEN INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA BY SIR-A-ONE

Society is a particular community of people who share the same customs, laws etc. Even in family which is the smallest unit of society there is bound to be misunderstanding between husband and wife or among the children from time to time. Therefore, conflict is a part of human settlement or organisation.
However, it is also true that no conflict in human society is devoid of solutions. When husbands and wives quarrel they are bound to resolve their differences amicably and live in peace. When the children fight, it is the responsibility of the parents to call them to order and teach them the right way to go.
In Nigeria, there are incessant clashes between herdsmen and various communities in Nigeria. It is the responsibility of the federal government to address the causes of such conflicts. The federal government can do that through the following ways:
REVAMPING THE SECURITY SECTOR
Our security sector is almost dead. They cannot gather intelligent reports any longer. Instead of gathering reports and swinging to actions or when there is an emergency they would rather keep mute and watch the massacres. There are cases where the police were alerted before bloody invasions examples are Ozubulu Catholic Church killings, Enugu massacre. They did nothing to save the situation.
ARRESTING AND PROSECUTING THE TERRORIST
If a terrorist (herdsman) is caught in the act of killing and maiming anyone, he should be made to face the law. He should be punished as a terrorist. Punishment for terrorism is death. They should not be spared. Most at times they would be arrested and released for being connected in the high places. In fact, their release is demanded usually before they get to the police station.
INVESTING MORE IN EDUCATION
A deformed man is a deformed future. The federal government of Nigeria should invest massively in education. The future of any country lies in her investment in education. First and second world countries do invest a lot in education in their budgets and they follow it up to its implementation. No wonder US, Germany, China, Korea, UK etc. excel more than others.
CREATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY
Lack of job opportunities have led our youths into crime. If people were well employed, they would have no time for crime. This is an old saying goes thus “an idol mind is the Devils workshop.
DETAINING FALSE PROPHETS
A lot of herdsmen are of the view that they are fighting for Allah. They see those who are not of their religious extraction as infidels to be dealt with. As such, they kill at will and with joy. Religious leaders should be accountable for these if found wanting, they should be prosecuted accordingly with no atom of mercy.
CENSORING CRIME SCENES IN OUR TELEVISION STATIONS
Some of our local and international television stations have resorted to airing crime scenes at will. This has affected our youths negatively. They take to crime with joy trying to initiate what they see on TV screens. The federal government of Nigeria should sanction erring television stations through the Nigeria broadcasting corporation (NBC)
ILLEGAL POSSESSION OF ARMS SHOULD BE PUNISHABLE
These Fulani herdsmen go about with AK 47, AK 49 assault riffles. Where is this done by Nomadic fellows who are known for holding sticks to control their cows? This has increased the rate at which farmers and villagers have lost their lives in several communities in Nigeria. When an angry man is armed what do you expect?
MEDIA HOUSES SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR REPORTING UNVERIFIED NEWS ON CRIMES
A case were Vanguard, pengician, punch, sahara report, lindaikejisblog, Daily times, Daily posts etc will report a particular Fulani herdsmen invasion with different number of deaths and those maimed for life should be looked into by federal government of Nigeria. Some reporters deliberately inflate the number of deaths to solicit unnecessary sympathy and empathy from the citizenry.
Feel free to use the comment box below this post to drop ways you feel the federal government can eradicate or reduce the herdsmen insurgency in our beloved country, Nigeria.

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2 thoughts on “HOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ADDRESS THE FULANI HERDSMEN INSURGENCY IN NIGERIA BY SIR-A-ONE

  1. The government should overhaul the security sector.
    Some of the security officials are informants to these terrorists.

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