Farmers-Herders Conflict and Anti-grazing Laws in Nigeria: Issues and Prospects

Onyishi, Anthony U. and Ezechi, Kingsley C. and Eze, Augustina N (2019) Farmers-Herders Conflict and Anti-grazing Laws in Nigeria: Issues and Prospects. Journal of Liberal Studies, 17 (3). pp. 504-511. ISSN 0794-9928

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Farmers and herders conflict in the country has risen to an alarming proportion in recent times. This has not always been the case, as there has been a seeming peaceful co-existence between herders and their host communities who are mostly farmers. The recent conflict between these agro-business groups has led to the death of several hundreds of people and the destruction of properties where such conflicts have occurred. The agrarian regions of the country are the flashpoints of this conflict; hence the focus of this article on those areas. It is in the light of the above that some of the governors of States decided to pass anti-grazing laws so as to prevent this ugly trend that has crippled socio-economic activities in the country. In other to understand the reason for this societal anomaly, the study adopted the eco-violence theory. Documentary method of data collection was used and same was analyzed through descriptive method and content analysis. The study therefore concludes and recommends that for there to be lasting peace between the farmers and herders in agrarian communities, the regulations of the anti-grazing law should be followed to the letter and the federal government should offer maximum support militarily.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Management and Social Sciences
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2020 11:03
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2020 11:03

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