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Go and Clear Sambisa Forest for Fulani Herdsmen, Activist Tells Buhari



As controversy still surrounds the proposed Grazing Reserves Bill of President Muhammadu Buhari led-Federal Government to the National Assembly, a human rights activist and Executive Chairman, Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), Comrade Adeniyi, Alimi Sulaiman, has counselled the Federal Government of Nigeria to go and clear the den of Boko Haram sect, Sambisa Forest,for its proposed ‘Grazing Reserve Project’ for the Fulani herdsmen.

He insisted that the Fulani herdsmen have portended danger to the peaceful co-existence of the country since assumption of office of the President Muhammad Buhari.

Reacting to the controversial proposed bill on the ‘Grazing Reserves’,
Comrade Sulaiman said in a signed statement on Sunday that the bill would increase avoidable crises in the land through the violent resistance across the region of the country, saying that the Fulani herdsmen have become dangerous species across the States of the Federation.

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Sulaiman, who doubles as the Chairman of the Civil Societies Coalition for the Emancipation of Osun State (CSCEOS), advised President Buhari to 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.

He described the proposed grazing reserves idea as ill-conceived,illegal, unconstitutional, self-serving, retrogressive, day-light robbery and time bomb which capable of igniting monumental crisis across the length and breadth of the nation, noting that it is an evil to conceive such an impunity idea which poor farmers across the land, were victims of the Fulani Herdsmen.

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