The urgent need to address farmers-pastoralists conflicts in Nigeria

May 2016
Chidi Anselm Odinkalu and Mohammed Bell Tukur (Pambazuka News 776)

The rising conflicts between farmers and pastoralists threaten Nigeria’s food security, economic stability and ecological balance. Instead of ‘silently’ resolving the issues, the Nigerian government should intensify all means to end these crimes against livelihoods and address the root causes, like climate change, displacement and appropriation of grazing reserves.