WRITTEN BY DAVE OKPOKWASILI
An Environmentalist, Professor Christian Enete, has advocated a strong boundary policing as the best strategy to curb the continuous herdsmen-farmers crises across the country.
Professor Enete, who is the Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, made the recommendation on “Matters Arising” an ABS Television programme in Awka.
The University Don who noted that both the internal and external boundaries of the State are porous, explained that with a stronger policing at the boundaries, it will be difficult for arms carry herdsmen to continue to perpetrate their ungodly acts.
Professor Enete, who condemned in strong terms, Federal Government's slow response to the Fulani Herdsmen crisis, noted that political and leadership support is needed to ensure international best practices in cattle ranching and called for the revitalization of the Nomadic Education in the Northern parts of the country.
A Development Expert and Human Rights Activist, Mr. Onyeka Ebenebe, who was also a Guest on the programme, called on communities who are at danger of the marauding herdsmen to embark on community policing in addition to being their brother’s keeper.