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Published On: Thu, Jan 25th, 2018

Peace building: Candido meets with herdsmen, farmers

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By Stanley Onyekwere

In the wake of the reoccurring clashes and killings across the country, the Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Hon Abdullahi Adamu Candido has held a crucial meeting with representatives of crop and pastoral farmers (otherwise called herdsmen) in the council.
Candido, while addressing the representatives of the groups said the meeting became necessary for the council to take positive steps to guide against security breach in the area council.
A statement by the Chairman’s Chief Press Secretary, Chief Dayo Lawal said
He said “today it is no longer news that we are having issues here and there, clashes between farmers and herdsmen across the country.
“As usual this council take the issues of security very seriously, because without peace and security, we cannot go out seeking for our daily food.
“And that is the more reason why I sleep and wake up thinking on how we can avert crisis in our locality,” the AMAC Chairman was quoted in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Dayo Lawal.
He said it was in view of this commitment the council made a careful selection of the people concerned to attend this meeting to communicate to their people whatever was discussed at the meeting to avert any possible clash in the area council.
Candido, who charged the participants not to allow farmers/herdsmen crisis in the council, directed all the Sarkin Nomas (Chiefs of Farmers) to organise themselves into a very strong forum in each of the 12 political wards in AMAC, so that it would be convenient for the government to reach them effectively.

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