Prince Tony Momoh, the former minister of information and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that Boko Haram are behind the increased and incessant clash between herdsmen and farmers which has led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties of many innocent citizens of the country.
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Momoh revealed that the insurgents have taken advantage of the crisis to cause violence especially as the clashes were not new to Nigeria. He added that the latest attacks revealed that some people are masterminding the attacks who are trying to cause conflicts and disunity in the country.
Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda Or Libya Returnees Could Be Responsible For Herdsmen Attacks – Prince Mamoh
According to Daily Independent reports Prince Momoh as saying Boko Haram, Al-Qaeda, or Libya returnees could be responsible for the attacks. He urged Nigerians to stop politicising the recent incidents or giving religious undertones to the issue.
“These people have been there for many years. “They go to the farms with their cattle, eat up the produce on the farm and then there is a problem between the farmers and the herdsmen.
“Sometimes, they settle and sometimes they fight. But what is happening now is worse than Fulani/farmers problem,” he reportedly said.