The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Abdullahi Ganduje has defined the herdsmen who are responsible for insecurity in the nation.
The former governor of Kano State made the revelation during a meeting with President Bola Tinubu and the security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
He maintained that those herdsmen whom he linked to the insecurity of the country are those from outside the country and the ones who move North to South, according to Daily Post.
He noted that there are four types of herdsmen and before now farmers and herdsmen enjoyed a symbiotic relationship where herds provided the farm with manure and the farmers accorded them grazing space.
In his words, “You are all aware that there are four types of herdsmen: the ones that are settled at home and have their [livestocks] around their homes and create no problems whatsoever.
“Another one, herdsmen moving from the northern parts of this country to the central part of Nigeria and the Southern parts of Nigeria, creating problems along the routes; and the other one is trans-human- herdsmen coming from West Africa down to northern Nigeria, down to the Middle Belt and down to the Southern part of Nigeria, creating a lot of problems down the roads.
“The fourth one is herdsmen who have settled among certain ethnic nationalities in Nigeria.
“Because in the yesteryears it was a symbiotic relationship between herdsmen and farmers.
“Herdsmen provide manures for the farmers and the farmers provide grazing areas for the herdsmen.”