Adamawa Constitutes Enquiry On Farmers/Herdsmen Clash

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By James JOHNSON YOLA
In an effort to put an end to constant conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Adamawa State, the Government has constituted an Seven (7)man administrative panel of enquiry to investigate the remote causes of conflict between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the state.
While speaking to newsmen at the end of an emergency security meeting at the government house Yola, the state commissioner for information Hon Ahmed Sajoh said the panel is to ascertain remote causes of the crises, level of damage, and to advise government on the steps to take in order to avoid future reoccurrence.
He explained that the panel of enquiry is expected to submit their findings as well as its recommendations within life span of three weeks stressing that the panel is a standing committee that will addressing issues relating to farmers and herdsmen conflicts in the state.
Commenting on the development representative of the farmers in the state, Mr. Pius Raymond said the formation of the committee is long overdue with the ways crisis is happening between the warring parties.
On his side, Representative of the herdsmen, Mallam Abdullahi Umaru expressed satisfaction with the committee saying that the message will be taken to remaining herdsmen in their respective domains so that peace can be given a chance as requested by the Government.
It will be recalled that the state has recorded farmers and herdsmen crisis recently in Girei And Demsa Local Government councils where many people lost their lives and properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed.
The Members of the committee are Justice Nathan Musa as chairman, Barrister Bashir Hamidu as Secretary .other members are; Abubakar s. Magaji, Bishop Mike Moses, Alhaji Jaoji Isah, Mr. Herold Fada and Hon. Christopher Jalo.