The Fulani herdsmen has been advised by the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Nasarawa state chapter, Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini to avoid destruction of farm produce and grazing on farmlands to avert clashes with farmers.
This information was passed by in Akwanga while addressing newsmen on Sunday on the outcome of the meeting of the association held with Fulani community of Nasarawa North senatorial district of the state, comprising Nasarawa Eggon, Akwanga and Wamba in Akwanga local government areas.
He said the meeting was to propagate peace and appeal to herdsmen that engaged in destruction of farm produce and grazing on farmland to desist from such act in the interest of peace and development of the state and the nation at large.
He said, “The role of this association is to preach peace and unity, not only to the Fulani community in the state but also to Nigerians at large as no nation or society can develop in an atmosphere of rancour and confusion.
“The security challenges facing some parts of the country have affected our lives, agriculture production and social and economic development.
“It is in view of this that I urge herdsmen not to graze on farmlands or destroy farm produce and also to urge farmers to co-exist peacefully with herdsmen to avert violent clashes in the interest of peace.
“Without peaceful co-existence between the farmers and the herdsmen, agricultural production and the socio-economic development of the country will be affected negatively, hence there is the need for herdsmen and farmers to embrace one another,” he concluded.
Source : ( Punch Newspaper )