Herdsmen-farmers clash: FG committee visits Zamfara, seeks cooperation

The Federal Government has called on Nigerians to co-operate with it in the bid to ensure adequate security of lives and property in the country.

The call was made on Saturday by the National Economic Council Committee on Farmers and Herdsmen clashes chaired by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi.

The committee was in Zamfara State on a fact-finding mission when Umahi made the call.

“I am using this opportunity to call on Nigerians irrespective of our differences to continue to cooperate with the Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammad Buhari to improve security of the country,” he said.

Umahi told the Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul’aziz Yari, that the team was in the state on a fact finding mission.


He said during the visit, the committee would interact with the government and major stakeholders in the state with the intention of finding lasting solution to the problem of clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

He said further: “The committee since inception has been working hand in hand with the governor’s forum to address security challenges in the country.

“We have earlier visited Benue, Nasarawa,Taraba and Adamawa and we have recorded great successes during the visits.

“We are in Zamfara today and from what we have seen we are expecting good outcome from the people of the state.”

In his response, Yari praised the federal government for its efforts and promised the support of his government.