The grazing routes for herders have been reclaimed. On Thursday, 10th June, 2021. President Muhammadu Buhari has given approval to the return of open grazing practiced during the First Republic where herdsmen used designated grazing routes to move cattle to several parts of the country. The President made this known in an exclusive interview with Arise TV aired on Thursday, 10th June, 2021.
During the 44-minute long interview, the President, Mohammedu Buhari said he had asked the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to begin the process of recovering land from persons who have converted cattle grazing routes for their personal use.
The AGF had kicked against the declaration by 17 Southern Governors to ban open grazing, noting that it is like Northern Governors banning spare parts trading. The President, President Mohammedu Buhari said that herdsmen perpetrating attacks are not the Nigerian Fulani.