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Buhari Group tells President to send Fulani herdsmen to Sambisa Forest

The group made the call, via a statement, following controversy over a proposed grazing reserves bill which favours the herdsmen.

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A human rights group, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice has told President Muhammadu Buhari to relocate Fulani herdsmen to Sambisa Forest, which is the stronghold of terrorist sect, Boko Haram.

The group made the call, via a statement, following controversy over a proposed grazing reserves bill which favours the herdsmen.

Read the statement, issued by the group’s chairman, Suleiman Adeniyi on Sunday, April 24, 2016, below:

The President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government of Nigeria should go and clear the den of Boko Haram sect, popularly called ‘Sambisa Forest’ for its proposed ‘Grazing Reserve Project’ for the Fulani Herdsmen.

The proposed bill would increase avoidable crisis in the land through the violent resistance across the region of the country. The Fulani herdsmen have become dangerous species across the states of the federation.

President Buhari should drop the idea of forcing the grazing reserves bill on the states contrary to section 17, 18 and 20 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, in order to save the country from imminent violent problem.

The proposed grazing reserves idea is ill-conceived, illegal, unconstitutional, self-serving, retrogressive, day-light robbery and time bomb which is capable of igniting monumental crisis across the length and breadth of the nation.

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