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Boko Haram and Niger Delta Militants are Political Thuggery

Atiku believes Boko Haram and Niger Delta Militant are abandon Political thuggery.

Speaking on the insecurity crisis in the country, Abubakar said he knows how Boko Haram came to be and how to curb their activities.

He also proposed the building of grazing reserves in each state to curb farmers and herders crisis.

“I happen to know how Boko Haram came into being. They were offshoots of political thuggery.

Politicians used those boys in Boko Haram to win elections and then abandoned them and then there were no jobs for them.

It was the same thing with the Niger Delta. In 1998, I saw it myself and I warned people,” he said.

“It’s going to be a multifaceted approach. It will involve negotiations. It will involve military action.

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“In each province in the north, we used to have a grazing reserve. During the season, the cattle are in the reserves.

When it is off-­season, when farmers would have cultivated all their crops, then the cattle move out to the areas where the farmers have cultivated, allowing the grass in the grazing reserves to grow.

These grazing reserves have been abandoned over the years.

“One way is to make sure that we give local leaders the power to resolve disputes between farmers and grazers.”