Former President OLUSEGUN OBASANJO has said that it is not the responsibility of President MUHAMMADU BUHARI to address the lingering clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
OBASANJO also decried the increasing level of hunger in the country, stressing that it was sad to note that about 65 per cent of Nigerians were faced with food insecurity.
The former president spoke during the 23rd Annual LAPO Development Forum with the theme, ‘Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture in Nigeria: Challenges and Opportunities’, organised by the Lift Above Poverty Organisation in Abuja.
OBASANJO noted that during the colonial era, there were grazing reserves in most parts of the North, but wondered what had happened to them.
He, however, wondered how Fulani herdsmen were able to arm themselves with sophisticated guns, maintaining that it was not necessary to take the issue to the National Assembly as it should be addressed at the state and local government levels.