Abdullahi Ganduje, former Governor of Kano State and currently National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has disclosed that there are four types of herdsmen operating and causing trouble in Nigeria.
On Thursday, Ganduje met with President Bola Tinubu and security leaders at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
According to the former Kano Governor, the herdsmen causing trouble are those from outside the country and those who roam from north to south.
Ganduje stated, “You are all aware that there are four types of herdsmen: the ones that are settled at home and have their [livestocks] around their homes and create no problems whatsoever.
“Another one, herdsmen moving from the northern parts of this country to the central part of Nigeria and the Southern parts of Nigeria, creating problems along the routes; and the other one is trans-human- herdsmen coming from West Africa down to northern Nigeria, down to the Middle Belt and down to the Southern part of Nigeria, creating a lot of problems down the roads.
“The fourth one is herdsmen who have settled among certain ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
“Because in the yesteryears it was a symbiotic relationship between herdsmen and farmers.
“Herdsmen provide manures for the farmers and the farmers provide grazing areas for the herdsmen.”