Zulum Brokers Deal To End Farmers-Herders Tension In Borno Town

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Governor Babagana Zulum has successfully brought about a peace agreement between Fulani herders and farmers in Gamboru Ngala town, located in the central part of Borno State.

The truce was achieved after a period of tension and uncertainty, and it was the result of a peace meeting organized by Governor Zulum on Monday.

Governor Zulum praised all parties involved for reaching a mutual understanding during the meeting and emphasized the importance of avoiding any actions that could provoke violence.

“Borno is a state with agrarian communities. We have Fulanis, we have Shuwas, and we have Kanuris who are nomads as well. We have the same culture and the same tradition. Therefore, I urge all the people of Borno to be law-abiding and to ensure they live in peace with one another,” Zulum reiterated.

The governor has reassured that the state government is taking necessary steps to prevent clashes between Fulani herders and farmers in Borno.

A meeting was held with representatives from both groups, as well as other important figures such as the senator, House of Representative member, Local Government Council Chairman, House of Assembly member, and traditional and community leaders. Governor Zulum also announced the formation of a committee to investigate the reasons behind conflicts between farmers and herders in Borno State.

The announcement was made during a press conference in Gamboru town on Monday.

“Let me use this opportunity to announce a committee that will look into the farmers and herders conflicts in all 27 Local Government Areas of Borno State,” said Zulum.

The committee will address various issues, such as reviving abandoned cattle routes and finding underutilized grazing reserves.

Its recommendations will help the government tackle the underlying causes of conflicts between farmers and herders.

The committee, led by Tijjani Guzamala, Special Adviser designate, consists of representatives from the Nigeria Police, DSS, emirate councils, Miyetti Allah, Alhaya Association, and the Governor’s Office.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.