Herdsmen: MURIC appeals to FG to compensate farmers for loss of crops



 

Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has appealed to Federal Government to compensate farmers, whose crops were destroyed by Fulani’s herds.

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, MURIC Director, appeal in a statement issued in Lagos, on Friday.

He suggested that the , which might be in instalment, should be paid to those whose farms were destroyed throughout the federation.

The group said it had some shreds evidence, including clips, herds destroyed farms belonging to members MURIC.

 

 

 

 

“MURIC is now in possession evidence destruction crops on farmlands by cows brought by .

“We sent out feelers to all states where we have branches MURIC and the reports are overwhelmingly convincing.

“We asked our members to supply information on the activities of in their states, including Abuja.

 

 

 

“In fact, we were stupefied by the outcome,’’ the director said.

Akintola charged both federal and state governments to take responsibility, saying it was clear that FG was yet to compensate what farmers were going through in the hands of marauding .

“Perhaps we will appreciate the pain of farmers better when we realise that agriculture essentially entails a long and slow process from clearing to planting and harvesting.

 

 

 

“We that the government should roll out a programme, to be paid to farmers of all categories, who have evidence of loss of crops due to the activities of herders and bandits.

“This will make government’s policy of bailout comprehensive, fair and balanced,’’ he said. (NAN)