The United States, US, has said ranching remains the solution to the crisis between herdsmen and farmers in Benue State.
US Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington said this when he visited the State Governor, Samuel Ortom in Makurdi, the state capital.
Symington said if cattle were properly reared in ranches, Nigeria could be one of the highest income earners from milk production.
He said, “I come from a family of farmers and part of my family used to move cattle from one state called Colorado to another state called Texas every year and over time they changed until now the cow business that they do is very much one that takes advantage of the land and we have to move them on trucks.
“I had a great conversation the other day just outside the city of Jos with one of the great milk producers of the world, a company that produces milk. And I talked to the guy and he was mentioning to me that the milk that comes from the Fulani cattle can be incorporated into the great milk produced here.
“Literally the future of the nation could be rich when the milk of those herders get fed to the sons and daughters of families and their vegetables get fed to the sons and daughters of the herders. I am happy that you are thinking in this direction Mr Governor.”