Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has expressed that the prohibition of herders from grazing openly in some states will not work.
He stated this when he featured on Channels TV Sunrise Daily on Wednesday.
Zulum stated that the ban will not work until the insecurity and economic crisis are addressed.
“We have to address the socio-political and economic dimensions of this crisis which is very important because there is increasing poverty in the sub-region; that is something that will trigger insurgency.
“There is increasing food insecurity in the sub-region because food insecurity is the worst form of insecurity and that is why the Borno State Government has been advocating for farming in the last two years. Farmers should be allowed to go to their farm lands.
“The issue of the socio-political and economic dimensions of this crisis is very important; addressing farmers-herders is also very important, to ensure that the enabling environment has been created to the herders is very important. This issue of stopping open grazing and others will not work unless we sit down and address all these issues squarely.”