CAUSES OF FULANI HERDSMEN CONFLICT AND POLITICS IN NIGERIA
One of the major causes of Fulani herdsmen conflict is as a result of politics,you see Nigerians polities is almost in everything inclusive of their lives which is not good for the economy and the nation at large.
We should stop politicing everything in this country.we should try to face every challenges squarely instate of accrueing it to someone else or insulting one ethnic group or the other.America that we are so proud of today, is a nation with diversify culture and tradition, that is why it is call united states because every states is on it own.
Another major factor is the overpopulation with no enabling or supportive planning that could cope the overpopulation which has been resulting in conflict with other land users.the arable land that we used to have are now people’s residents.so there is no available land for the herdsmen to rear their cattles. According to 2016 national population census, Nigeria was 160,000,000 million people but as at today,according to united nations population extimate ,Nigeria is 200,000,000 million people .you can see the scarcity of arable land for farming.people are erecting structures everywhere and there is no provision for allocation of landuse such as residential,commercial,agriculture landuse etc.
Nigeria must arise and plan for the future if not,there shall be another outbreak of civil war that shall arise as a result of unavailability of land for farming and it shall be more severe than what happened in 1967-1970.this piece is a wakeup call for us,do not shift the blame to GOVERNMENT alone as we use to do.