Psycho-Dimension of Herdsmen and Their Implication to National Development
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 20-23
Received: Aug. 12, 2018; Accepted: Jan. 2, 2019; Published: Jan. 30, 2019
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John Nwanegbo-Ben, Directorate of General Studies, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
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Herdsmen have been parts and parcel of the Nigerian social milieu. Their presence are more in the Northern parts of the country. Recently, there has been deadly clashes between what we now observe as Fulani herdsmen and local farmers. These clashes have gone beyond farm disputes to military raids on communities. These herdsmen have been classified as terrorists by many organizations and groups, however, the federal government of Nigeria has not officially said so. Attempts have been made by the federal government, states and local communities to resolve the insecurity posed by these raids. Despite these attempts, there appears to be some forces militating against this resolution and this has raised suspicion of ethnic cleansing among leaders of thought. The inability of a total resolution has been affecting security and economic development in Nigeria. This paper hopes not only to be analytic and speculative in its method of assessment of the situation, but proposes inter alia a situation of altered states of consciousness and psycho-condition mentality as part of the problem. In addition, the paper shall be prescriptive in nature in order to resolve the assumed force militating against its resolution.
Herdsmen, Fulani, Altered States of Consciousness, Government, Farmers
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John Nwanegbo-Ben, Psycho-Dimension of Herdsmen and Their Implication to National Development, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2019, pp. 20-23. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20190701.13
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