Gov Babagana Zulum
Gov Babagana Zulum of Borno State has set up a committee to stop the recurring clash between herders and farmers that often results in the loss of lives and shortage of food crops in the state.
The governor, while speaking during the inauguration of the committee at the Government House in Maiduguri, said the committee’s mandate was to determine the causes of conflicts between farmers and herders in the state.
Charging the committee to complete the task within two months, Zulum urged it to recommend measures that would avert future occurrences.
He also charged the committee with identifying and documenting the grazing reserves and their current status in Borno State.
The committee, which comprises 21 members, includes security agencies, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, the Alhaya Development Association, and representatives of traditional institutions.