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Share evicted herdsmen among yourselves like federal allocations, Shehu Sani begs Northern govs

State governors in the Northern region have been advised to share herdsmen returning from the Southern part of the country same way federal allocations is shared.

The advise is coming from Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the 8th Senate.

Criminal herdsmen are been evicted from their hideouts in the Southern part from where they terrorise host communities including invading farms lands and destroying crops.

In Ondo State, the government ordered unregistered herdsmen out of forest reserves citing indicting testimonials from kidnap victims. The same claim has been repeated in Abia although the state government is yet to issue an ultimatum.

Yesterday, over 4,000 pastoralists reportedly returned to the North from Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Ebonyi and Abia states and camped in Kaduna State.

Reacting, Mr Sani who had opposed the eviction of violent herdsmen, advised that all the returnees shouldn’t be camped in Kaduna obviously for security reasons.

He suggested that Northern governors should share them among their respective states same way federal allocations are shared but was silent on wether the homecoming herders do not have their respective states of origin if actually they are Nigerians.

“The 4K Herders returned from the south should not all camp in Kaduna;Abeg Northern Governors share them according to federal allocation,” the former lawmaker who lost his senatorial re-election bid appealed on Twitter Friday afternoon.

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