Nasarawa state Governor worried over the intermittent outbreak of conflicts between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Odeni Magaji and its surrounding has warned farmers in the state to avoid the use of poison in their farmland, The Governor’s position may not be unconnected to the poisoning of twenty (23) cattle which lead to the death of herds of cows in Odeni Gida.
The Governor said stringent penalty awaits any farmer that was caught poisoning their farmland, The Governor who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on media and Publicity, Tukur Ahmed maintained that plans are underway to create cattle route in the state.
Al-Makura opined that Government is disturbed over the sporadic attacks on the surrounding communities; He also assured farmers that Fulani herdsmen will be evacuated from area which is pre-occupied by farmers.
He however warned farmers to desist from taking the laws into their hands,Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura said he will continue to ensure pragmatic and inclusiveness in its approach in ensuring peace across communities in the state which will involve monarchs and stakeholders.
The Governor warned paramount rulers in the state against outbreak of violence in their domain, saying that henceforth Government will hold the traditional rulers and stakeholders responsible for any conflict.