Herdsmen/Famers Clashes: 8 Jigawa Local Councils Parley Police, Search For Peace

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    By: HABU MAISHANU, Dutse

    For fear of an outbreak of the herdsmen and farmers crises in Jigawa State, eight local government councils in Jigawa North-East Senatorial District where the clashes became an annual event have collaborated with  the Nigeria Police Force to put an end to the ugly incident.

    The police  command in the state  organized an interactive meeting between the Fulanis and famers in the district, aimed at coming up with agreed condition for the permanent peace between the two warring groups.

    Audu Jinjiri, the Command’s spokesperson confirmed this in a press ‎statement made available to newsmen in Dutse, the state capital.

    “The meeting is aimed at bringing the two communities together and agreed on the condition that will bring a permanent peace all year round”.

    According to the statement, the meeting would be presided by the state commissioner of police, Mr. Bala Zama Senchi at Kirikasamma Local Government Area on Wednesday.

    Stakeholders  expected to deliberate during the forum are  security institutions, farmers, Fulanis, traditional and religious leaders and local government councils executives.

    The statement further stated that “the meeting would allow all the stakeholders to deliberate extensively on the remote causes and lasting solution to the herdsmen and famers crises.”

    SP Jinjiri maintained that the participating local government areas in the meeting are Auyo, Birniwa, Guri, Hadejia and  Kafinhausa.

    Others are Kaugama, Kirikasamma and Malammadri local government areas.

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