Farmers/herdsmen crisis: Institute advocates stringent measures to avoid anarchy


Prof. Oshita Oshita, the Director-General, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution has advocated stringent measures to curb the lingering farmers/herdsmen clashes in the country.

Oshita said this on Friday in Abuja at a media roundtable to discuss and find solutions to the farmers/herdsmen attacks in parts of the country organised by the Search for Common Ground, an NGO.


According to him, the crises can degenerate into a security dilemma, a scenario whereby everybody resolves to owning weapons to protect themselves for fear of the unknown.

He said it could also be due to the uncertainty they were feeling believing that the government could not protect them.

“So we need to take serious measures to end the farmers/herdsmen crisis and not take things for granted, so as not to have a warlord situation due to proliferation of weapons.

“We need to approach the crisis…

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