FG, Benue govt assure of end to herders, farmers clashes

From Uche Nnorom Makurdi

Chairman, Presidential Sub- committee on herders, farmers clashes and Governor of Ebonyi State David Umahi has assured that they will find a permanent solution to incessant clashes between the two groups.
Governor Umahi who gave this assurance at a stakeholders meeting held at Banquet Hall, Government House Sunday night, explained that for lasting peace to be actualized, the committee must understand the perception of the people.
He told the people that the committee was in the state on a fact finding mission, adding that they have been mandated by the presidency to visit the most affected states and determine the peculiar nature of the situation and then, make recommendations to the National Economic Council, NEC to proffer solution to end the crisis.
“It takes two to tangle. We must find those who offended you to know why they have offended you. So, perception of the herdsmen must be sought. We would interact with them security agencies and other groups in finding peace for our country. The situation is so tense not only in Benue State but across the nation,” Umahi said.

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