Herdsmen And Farmers Conflict
The federal government did not give Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association money during its recent meeting with the group in Brinin Kebbi, the Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, said on Monday.
Ortom said to address the lingering farmers/herdsmen crisis, cattle rearing must be seen as a private enterprise, adding that the government must see ranching as an alternative to open grazing.
The commissioner of the Taraba command of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Alkasim Sanusi, has launched investigation into the circumstance that led to a cash between farmers and suspected herdsmen in the state.
A clash between farmers and suspected herdsmen in Iwoye area of Imeko-Afon local government area of Ogun state has left four people dead and some police officers injured.
Ortom who was on vacation outside the country said the decision became necessary following renewed killings of innocent people and destruction of property by gunmen especially in the Sankera area of the state.
Governor Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday condemned the death of two persons which followed alleged invasion of farmlands by some suspected Fulani herdsmen in Iyemero Ekiti community, in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti.