From Ahmed Kaigama Bauchi
An Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi has appealed to the Federal Government to take immediate measures that would avert the escalation of the lingering herdsmen/ farmers clashes in the country.
Dahiru Bauchi made the appeal yesterday while addressing journalists in his residence in Bauchi.
Sheik Bauchi who condemned the wanton killings of innocent lives and destruction of properties in the affected states, said Islam does not support such action in all its ramification.
The Islamic scholar who said law abiding Nigerian herdsmen should not be restricted in rearing their animals in any part of Nigeria, called on relevant authorities in the country to have a second look on the anti grazing law enacted by Benue state government for the sustenance of peace and unity of the country.
Dahiru Bauchi said “under Islamic law, animals should be ranched by their owners, said in the event the owner could not achieve that, the authorities should provide grazing reserves for the animals and have rights to be protected by humans”
He, however, called on the federal and states governments to provide grazing reserves, earth dams and cattle routes in order to prevent re-occurrences of such incidence in any part of the country.