Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has rejected the proposed creation of grazing zones across the country by the Federal Government.
The governor made his position known on Friday when he received the technical committee on herdsmen/farmers clashes set up by the Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin.
According to Amosun, creation of grazing zones would not stop the frequent clashes between herdsmen and farmers. He rather supported the establishment of cattle ranches, by cattle herders.
“People have suggested a number of solutions. But, for me, I would not support creation of grazing zones. They (cattle herders) should take it as a business, probably building ranches privately. We should not try to solve a problem by creating another one.”
The governor urged Nigerians to shun violence and also advised security agencies to investigate the nationality of the killer herdsmen, if indeed they were from neighbouring countries as being alleged in some quarters.
The head of the technical committee, Major-General Edward Nze, said the panel was set up by the Chief of Defence Staff at the instance of President Muhammadu Buhari.
As part of measures to tackle the menace, Nze said “Operation Accord” would be inaugurated by the military authorities.