Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has expressed that climate change is forcing foreign herders into the country.
“Foreign herders, because of climate change, they are moving into Nigeria with thousands of cattle.”
He also noted that the movement of cattle from one part of the nation to another is not new.
“The movement of cattle from one part of the country to another is not something new, even from some neighbouring countries,” the governor said.
He made this comment during an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.
The governor explained that climate change has reduced the number of cattle routes in the country, leading to herders encroaching on people’s land.
The governor also expressed that because people will not sit back and watch their land trampled on, many of the herders have bought weapons to protect themselves.
Governor Ganduje, who also lamented about lack of any means of identification for the herders – into the country, called for the issue to be tackled.