In an effort to curb herders conflict across the country, governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has called on the federal government to put a halt to the movement of herdsmen from other African countries.
He made the call when he inaugurated 25 housing units of RUGA settlement project at Dansoshiya forest, in Kiru local government Area of Kano state.
This was contained in a statement by the chief press secretary of the governor Malam Abba Anwar.
He said This is the first batch of the housing units of 25 out of 200 units earmarked for construction.
Ganduje maintained that the call was necessary in order to Successfully and effectively prevent the coming of herdsmen from other African countries, because they come to this country with guns and other weapons. Which flame the clash between herders and farmers.
The governor suggested that criminal Activities should be curtailed with the establishment of RUGA settlement including cattle rustling, kidnapping, armed robbery among other criminalities.
He promised to construct school and hospital in the settlement, so that the people settling there could get access to good health delivery system and be educated, promising that,the second RUGA project will be in Falgore forest.
The Managing Director of the State Investment and Properties Company (KSIP) who is also the Chairman of the state RUGA Committee, Dr Jibrilla Muhammad assured the governor of the quality of the completed projects.