11 January 2018

Nigeria: Farmers, Herders Clashes - Lasting Solution Underway - Al-Makura

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Herdsmen.

Lafia — Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has expressed optimism that a lasting solution to the farmers/herders crisis is under way to tackle mass exodus of displaced persons from Benue to Nasarawa state.

Al-Makura who stated this yesterday at an expanded community base conflict resolution security meeting he convened at the Government House, said that the emergency security meeting which took place in Abuja had in attendance governors from the neighboring state where deliberation was on how to entrench peace in Benue.

Al-Makura explained that the meeting would fine tune remedial measures aimed at halting the security challenges being experienced in Benue and some parts of southern senatorial zone of Nasarawa state where indigenous Tivs speaking people live.

The meeting, according to Al-Makura, would explore ways and means of providing security for the indigenous people residing along the border communities which would be followed up by an inspection tour of the affected areas and IDPs camps.

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