Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has faulted the decision of Southern governors to ban open grazing of cattle.
Southern Governors Forum at a meeting held in Asaba, Delta State Capital, on Tuesday, unanimously prohibited open grazing in the region in order to checkmate herders-farmers clashes.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Ndume, who represents Borno South in the Senate, said Nigeria’s security problems is not about open grazing.
The issue of insecurity, he argued, was unique to each geopolitical zone.
He said, “The governors are deviating from the matter. The problem is not about open grazing. The problem is security. Most of the insecurity problems confronting Nigeria is not in the bush.
“We have four different types of security challenges. We have the insurgency in the North-East, IPOB through the Eastern Security Network is creating insecurity in the South-East, there is banditry in the North-West.
“It is only in the North-Central that we have issues of farmers-herders clashes. There is less problem in the South-West except for the clashes between the herdsmen and the farmers and the agitators for the Yoruba nation.
“Similarly, in the South-South, they are trying to instigate the avengers but so far the area is peaceful. The issue of insecurity is unique to each zone.”
Ndume, however, reiterated that the military must be provided with adequate weapons to prosecute the war against insurgency.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari to priortise the issue of security.