The governors of the 36 states of the Federation Thursday set up a committee to end the incessant farmers / herders clashes in the country.
This was disclosed by the Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje after the National Economic Council ( NEC) meeting presided over by vice president Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential Villa.
The committee which is to be headed by Osinbajo has the governors of Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Ebonyi and Oyo States as members with the mandate of bringing all pepetrators of violence in the country to book .
He said “On the farmers and herdsmen crisis, council constituted a working group to collaborate with the federal government in addressing the issues of impunity regarding killings and violence.
“The committee consisting of nine governors under the chairmanship of the Vice President, will work in accordance with commensurate commitment to ensure that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book. ”
“The committee consists of governors of Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Ebonyi and Oyo States. The committee has started its meeting right after this NEC meeting.”
LEADESHIP recall that suspected herdsmen have killed over 100 persons in Benue as a fallout of the introduction of the anti-grazing bill to stem the tide of farmers/ Herders Clashes in the state.
Also in Taraba over 70 persons were reportedly killed in another round of violence between farmers and herdsmen.
President Muhammadu Buhari had vowed that killer herdsmen will not escape justice and has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to relocate to Benue to stem the tide of killings in the state.
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