January 8, 2018 – FG To Create Cattle Colony For Fulani Herdsmen To Curb Menace
The FG has said not much had been done in the past, to accommodate the needs of herdsmen in the country.
Agriculture and Rural Development Minister, Chief Audu Ogbeh, stated at a meeting to discuss the way out of the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers, leading to many deaths.
Ogbeh argued that “over the years, we (FG) FG) not done much to look into the issue of livestock in the country.”.
Consequently, Consequently, revealed that the federal government was planning a programme called “cattle colony”, among others, to accommodate the needs of herders.
In his welcome remarks, the Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), warned that threats to security, in whatever guise, will not be tolerated.
He, therefore, disclosed that the essence of the meeting, which held at the Ministry, was to share experiences on the challenges, with a view to finding a lasting solution.
“Threats to peace and public safety in any form at any location will not be tolerated. It is the responsibility of governments at all levels to provide, unconditionally, sustainable peace and public safety within their territorial boundaries.
“Against this background, the meeting is convened to primarily bring us together to share our experiences on the aforementioned security challenges. The meeting will then agree on necessary measures to be taken and apportion responsibilities”, Dambazauu said.
The meeting had in attendance Governors of Benue, Niger, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Taraba states. Also present were security chiefs, including the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Lawal Daura.
[By Daily Telegraph]