On Friday, Nigeria’s Interior Minister, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has revealed that Nigeria will partner with Niger Republic to tackle herders, farmers conflict. farmers conflict.
Dambazau whoo is a retired Army Lieutenant General, gave the assurance when Nigerien lawmakers paid him a visit in Abuja.
The minister disabused the lawmakers’ minds of the misconception that herdsmen from Niger were responsible for the herdsmen and farmers conflict in Nigeria.
He said: “Our relationship is historic; we have very close relationship in ethnicity and religion that it is difficult to know who comes from Nigeria and Niger. We consider ourselves as one family.
“There is no insinuation anywhere that the herdsmen are only from Niger republic. We have other movements across the sub-region, even from Nigeria.”
The leader of the Niger parliamentarians’ delegation, Mr Sanusi Mareini, told the minister that there was insinuation that herdsmen from Niger were responsible for the herdsmen and farmers conflict.