Inspector-General of Police calls on state governors to establish ranches before banning open grazing

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said that state governors should establish cattle ranches in their states before enacting laws to ban open grazing. The IG said this would help to avert the conflict between farmers and herdsmen, noting that the Benue State crisis festered because the state government failed to first establish cattle ranches.

Mr Idris said this at the Northern States Stakeholders Security Summit in Kaduna State, which held under the theme, “National Building: Security Challenges and the Need for Inclusive Approach.” The IG noted that the herdsmen crisis did not start with the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.