Its high time we the Fulbe in the entire West African subregion take a bold step and say #No to migratory Herdsmen going on under the banner and the bogus name of ECOWAS Protocol!
We must take a leading role with the collusion of the ECOWAS leadership and put stop to it before is too late.
We can’t continue using the 17 century method of grazing in this 21st century and then expect people to acknowledge us with accorded respect.
Even the romantic style used in 17 century is no more popular in this 21st century let alone herding😹😹
We must resist that externally and internally.
After the draconian and crude method of #OperationCowLeg in 1987 which were mainly intended to stop migratory herdsmen from entering this country and causing conflicts between the crop farmers and herders, gave us a lul in the period of 15 years only to appear again in the year 2OOO when ECOWAS introduced a free movement of it citizens throughout the region. I do oppose that crude method and outmoded migratory herdsmen and open grazing in this digital age.
It’s high time we fulbe particularly herdsmen, embrace modernity of rearing their cattle’s similar to that of Brazil and Argentina.
The West African governments must wake up from their slumber of pretention and do the needful to grow the subregion agricultural industry that will generate revenue for the subregion instead of folding their arms and allow that old system of grazing to continue claiming lives and properties.
The migratory herdsmen has done to us, we the Fulbe and the entire Fulbe fraternity more harm than good.
Concerned Pullo Duroo🐄
By Idrisa sambo Jallow