The former Kaduna Central Senator, Shehu Sani, has attacked the Federal Government following its plan to establish Ruga settlements for herdsmen in twelve selected states.

Shehu Sani stated that the establishment of the settlement will lead to disaster if there is no assurance of inter-communal peace.

FirstNews had earlier reported that the Federal Government is planning to establish Ruga settlements for herdsmen in 12 pilot states in Nigeria.

The development was revealed by the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammadu Umar, in Abuja on Tuesday.

Umar stated that the farm settlements, when fully established, would address incessant clashes between Fulani cattle rearers and farmers.

Sani who took to his Twitter account wrote, “Establishing a ‘Rugan Fulani’ settlement in some states where spears and swords are flying over heads and without facilitating a comprehensive inter communal peace plan and MOU, will be a recipe for disaster.The architects of the idea are viewing the problem from their tinted windows.”


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