FULANI HERDSMEN AND FARMERS CONFLICT, AN UNRESOLVED ISSUE IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA AND THE WAY FORWARD

Abideen Muhammed Abeeb

Abstract


Nigeria has over the years have to deal with incessant conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the North-East and other parts of the country, which is basically tied to natural resources control, land for rearing of animals and for cultivation of crops. This has been an age long issue which is getting worst as a result of climate change and desertification, government has over the years made several attempts at resolving the issues but instead of it been resolved it is getting worse day by day as cases of herdsmen and farmers clashes are on the increase as being reported times without number. It is therefore important to take a second look at the issue so as to find better ways of resolving the conflict, Content analysis is the method adopted in the collection of data with heavy reliance on documents, journals articles, textbooks and internet materials. It is the belief of this paper that much needed to be done in term of finding durable solution to the conflict rather than sweeping it under the carpet for it to resurface in the nearby future.


Keywords


Nigeria, Fulani herdsmen, Farmers, Conflict and Natural Resources Control

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