An elder statesman Engr Buba Galadima has said there is a difference between Herdsmen and Bandits.
He made this known on a breakfast show on African Independent Television.
Engineer Galadima further said not all Fulani's are cattle rearers and of course herdsmen do not rear cattles at night maintaining that herdsmen are not the bandits or kidnappers but are only at the receiving end.
The elder stateman thereafter spoke on the statement of Ondo state governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu where he asked all herders to vacate the forest if they cannot register with the state government.
Galadima said it is sad to see a governor come up with such statement, adding that if the governor indeed went to school and he is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, he should know that the land belongs to the people.
Engineer Galadima therefore said it is wrong to tag herdsmen as bandit or kidnappers and thereafter appeal to journalist to be accurate with their facts and figures with objectivity in the course of their reportorial on the matter so as not to bring about ethnic or communal clashes.