AFAN: Food Crisis Imminent if Banditry Continues
The All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has raised concern over an imminent food crises due to insecurity in the country especially banditry in the Northern part of the country which is capable of deepening hunger crisis in the country.
The National President, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) Arc. Kabir Ibrahim explained that close to 95 per cent of people in the northern region depends on agriculture, but are unable to access their farms because of being attack by bandits.
“The incessant banditry in the North is a serious risk factor to the attainment of food sustainability and the ultimate attainment of Food Security.
“The banditry against the farmers in the North portends danger and causing hunger and poverty because the region is nearly 95% Agrarian.
“The fragility in the region will give rise to looming hunger in the entire country if something is not done decisively to stem it.
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“The bandits will also suffer the pangs of hunger when it sets in and therefore it is a dire situation even for the perpetrators as well.
Ibrahim faulted the government’s claims that food security has been achieved in the country, that the claims were only mere media propaganda which government’s agents had continued to promote, while there was no evidence to show any atom of seriousness.
The National President called on governments at all levels to begin to March words with appropriate actions, if food security must be achieved.
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