Namadi warns against escalation of farmers, herders’ conflict in Jigawa

The Jigawa state governor, Malam Umar Namadi, has warned both farmers and herders in the state to avoid anything that can cause conflict between the two parties during this farming season.

The governor also cautioned the traditional rulers, religious, community and youth leaders in the state to always take note of who comes in and goes out of their respective localities to avoid harbouring bad elements and miscreants.

Namadi stated this weekend at Kabak village in Kirikasamma local government area of the state where he addressed both farmers and herders to remain peacefully united to avoid conflicts bedeviling some parts of the North-west region.

He urged the two parties to embrace peace to give way for the state government to execute developmental projects that have direct bearings on the lives of the ordinary citizens.

“There is no development of any kind if there is no peace in the state. Because as a government, we had done a lot for both of you, the farmers and the herders.

“We employed over 1, 200 Agro-extention workers for farmers as well as over 300 veterinary health workers for the herders’s livestock. We did these with the good intention of having a peaceful environment.

“We can give you all the needed assistants to enable you succeed. I learnt that in this village over 100 people bough new cars this year, over 200 youth bought new motor cycles.

“Many people demolished their mood houses and built modern houses and many people married new wives and married out their daughters without being supported by anybody,” Namadi said.

He warned that the state government cannot tolerate any breech of peace by any group in any part of the state.

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