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Farmers And Fulani Herdsmen Agreed Over Peace Reign In Benue

Oladipupo Oluwadamilare
20 Jan, 2017 In General0 Comments , leave one

The leaders of Benue State Fulani herdsmen and Agata farmers reached an agreement over allowing peace reign in the state.

The agreement was signed after a meeting which was holding last year between Nasarawa and Benue State Government at the Nasarawa State capital, Lafia.

Following two days peace meetings which were attended by representative of Fulani Herdsmen, Agatu Farmers, stake¬holders and the state Security Chiefs at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi on Wednesday.

In a statement issued by Governor Samuel Ortom, the Benue State Governor stated that the Fulani Herdsmen and Aguta farmers had entered an agreement to allow peace to reign in the community.

He also said that only chosen path as restricted in the agreement shall be used for the purpose of grazing, saying this opportunity is just given to the indigenous herdsmen.

According to the statement, grazing will start at the end of February yearly after harvest while the two Governors signed the agreement and promised to support them by raising funds to assist the victims.

Governor Ortom ordered the state security to investigate the affected areas and captured residents with illegal weapons.

They also urged the herdsmen and farmers leaders to lecture their people over taking laws into hands, saying instead they should reports the case to the state police command.

In past few months, the Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers clashed in Benue state over cows feeding on farm products.

Recently the state Government called the two side to allow peace in the state and show love to eachother.

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