Fulani Herdsmen Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Effects (A Synthesis of the Implications of the Crisis)

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Introduction

It is noteworthy that countless of needless deaths have occurred due to the incessant clashes involving Fulani herdsmen and local Nigerian farmers. The security situation in the country is bad enough without this menace, which involves the simple, innocent and hardworking grassroot people. Nevertheless, the authorities appear clueless as to the appropriate angle, from which to tackle the issue. The wealth of scholarly discussions on the subject matter have also overlooked the conflict in relation to grazing and land use laws. This research, therefore, investigates a brief historical origin of Fulani, their migration in Nigeria, the Fulani herdsmen perpetuated slaughter in the light of multi-dimensional factors, which are also subject to an ever-changing political landscape. The research is qualitative and uses secondary data. Again, the porosity of the nation’s borders is also a major factor considered in this research, as evidence abounds to prove that most of the perpetuators of the senseless killings have their hideouts in border nations, from where weapons are transported into the country to carry out their activities. Lastly, the study discusses farmland takeovers, as a finishing of the massacre of the Fulani herdsmen. After destroying a village, the culprits confidently occupy the land, sometime with military assistance while the original owners scamper for safety. This security challenge is tantamount to economic, social and political retardation, as it leads to loss of lives and properties, delayed and probably denied foreign and local investments, the destruction of fertile arable land, reduced food supply and ultimately shortened overall productivity. If the government does not rise to the occasion through drastic security measures, future occurrences will remain most likely.


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APA

UFERE, G. (2021). Fulani Herdsmen Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Effects (A Synthesis of the Implications of the Crisis). Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/ufere-g-o-on-fulani-herdsmen-crisis-causes

MLA 8th

UFERE, GODSWILL MATTHIAS OME "Fulani Herdsmen Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Effects (A Synthesis of the Implications of the Crisis)" Afribary. Afribary, 24 Jul. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/ufere-g-o-on-fulani-herdsmen-crisis-causes. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

MLA7

UFERE, GODSWILL MATTHIAS OME . "Fulani Herdsmen Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Effects (A Synthesis of the Implications of the Crisis)". Afribary, Afribary, 24 Jul. 2021. Web. 19 Oct. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/ufere-g-o-on-fulani-herdsmen-crisis-causes >.

Chicago

UFERE, GODSWILL MATTHIAS OME . "Fulani Herdsmen Crisis in Nigeria: Causes and Effects (A Synthesis of the Implications of the Crisis)" Afribary (2021). Accessed October 19, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/ufere-g-o-on-fulani-herdsmen-crisis-causes