Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has revealed that farmers, similar to the Fulani herdsmen, are actually carrying AK-47 rifles.
Talking on Channels Tv’s Dawn Every day on Tuesday, Lalong lamented the proliferation of arms amongst herdsman and farmers within the nation.
The Chairman, Northern Governors Discussion board, insisted that the one answer to the disaster is for the Nationwide Livestock Transformation Plan to be absolutely applied.
“At present, we are actually seeing the hazard of permitting folks to do open grazing right here and there,” he mentioned.
“However additionally they desire a answer; by the point you clarify to them, additionally they need to keep in a single place, they’d additionally need to avoid carrying AK-47.
”I’m not justifying anyone to hold AK-47, however don’t neglect that in the midst of our deliberations and investigations, it was not solely Fulani herdsmen that have been carrying AK-47, even farmers have been carrying AK-47.”
Herdsmen disaster: Farmers carry AK-47 too – Gov Lalong