Nigeria: Farmers/Herders' Conflict - Sokoto Demarcates Grazing Reserves

19 February 2020

Sokoto — Sokoto state government has started demarcating grazing reserves in the state because of encroachment, Commissioner for Animal Health and Fisheries Development Professor Abdulkadir Junaidu disclosed.

"It is going to be across all the 19 grazing reserves in Sokoto State. By the time we do that we would be able to secure all our grazing reserves very well and then prevent this farmers/ herders' conflicts," he explained.

Prof Junaidu said they were in the first phase of the over 400 kilometres which commenced from Gada local government to pass through Gwadabawa local government area, Kware, Tangaza, Silame, Gande and down to Sokoto.

"We have done one in Tangaza local government in Ruwa Wuri," the Commissioner said.

Speaking further on farmers /herders' conflict, he said:" For now, we are always monitoring what is happening and with the engagement we are having with these farmers and Fulanis, we don't have any problems.

"There are some grazing reserves that the farmers and Fulanis are living peacefully. In one village, the grazing reserve seems so much big for the Fulanis, they gave part of it to farmers to do their farming and they are living peacefully."

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