The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, has linked the wanton killings by armed herdsmen across the country in recent times to poor leadership and lack of innovative governance.
He said Nigeria must embrace modernity and innovation in the rearing of cattle, as obtained in other developed countries of the world.
He added that the killings would continue unless a change of the nomadic practice was embraced by the herdsmen.
The governor made the assertions at Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, ABUAD, during an interactive session with students and staff of the institution.
Amnesty International recorded that a total of 168 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen in January 2018 alone.