Public reaction to federal government’s farmer-herder conflicts through the Ruga Policy

Can one continuously do the same and expect different result?

  • Abiodun Afolab
  • Olasupo Thompson
  • Oluniyi Ademola
  • Onyekwere Nwaorgu
  • Adenike Onifade


Africa, like other developing continents, is entangled in one form of conflict or the other. To be specific, in Nigeria, one of the recent conflicts that has received attention and claimed lives, property and livelihoods is the herder-farmer conflict. The Nigerian Government has introduced several strategies and policies, yet they have all encountered a brick wall. This study examines the uproar that led to termination of the Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) policy. A qualitative research method was adopted, involving literature review, media reports and interviews. Recommendations were made based on the findings.


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