Kano State government has asked Fulani herdsmen now in all parts of the country to relocate to the state.
The state government said it has adequate land to accommodate herders and their cattle in several parts of the state, including Rogo, Gaya, Kura, Tudun Wada, and Unungo.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who made the call at a forum in Kano, says the state is also ready to work with the federal government and international agencies to convert the Falgore Game Reserve into a modern grazing land.
Falgore Game Reserve, according to the governor, can accommodate millions of herders and their cattle.
He explained that herders in Kano State origin do not move to other states with their cattle, because the state has adequate land for grazing their cattle, ranches and traditional stock route.
According to Ganduje, “I am inviting herdsmen from all parts of Nigeria to relocate to Kano because we have enough facilities to accommodate them. We have grazing land in Rogo, Gaya, Kura, Tudun Wada, Ungogo and other places, where facilities have been provided to accommodate the herdsmen and their cattle.
“Falgore Game Reserve can take care of millions of herdsmen and their cattle in Nigeria. The location has been designed to accommodate schools, human and animal clinics, markets, recreational centres and other social amenities that would provide the herdsmen enough comfort to take care of their animals and transact their business without any hindrance.
“These killings must stop. We cannot afford to continue to witness these senseless killings in the name of Fulani herdsmen and farmers clash over lack of grazing land when we have a place like the Falgore Game Reserve, which is being underutilised.”Please subscribe to our newsletter