Farmers/herders crisis alien to Adamawa – SGF
By Tom Garba,
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has described the rampant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in Adamawa State as alien.
Mustapha made the observation in Yola during the presentation of Federal Government’s relief materials to communities affected by the recent farmers/herdsmen conflicts in Demsa Local Government area.
He explained that what was currently happening between farmers and herdsmen was totally alien especially for the people of Adamawa State.
“This is not how we used to live in the past, because we have been living as brothers and sisters with inter-marriage for hundreds of years.
“So, the recent rampage between famers and herdsmen is alien to us.
“Most of us are farmers and at the same time herders because, I myself rear cattle,” Mustapha said.
The SFG noted that the only conflict between farmers and herders he knew of usually occurred during rainy season and immediately with the intervention of traditional rulers in the village, the situation would be brought under control.
He said that it was high time stakeholders went back to the traditional way and method of solving these crises.
Mustapha appealed to the people of the state to live in peace with one another.
Speaking earlier, Mr Abbani Imam, NEMA coordinator in charge of Adamawa and Taraba said that over one thousand bags of assorted grains and other non-food items were donated to the affected communities.
Responding on behalf of the affected communities, Mrs Wale Fwa, Chairman of Demsa local government council expressed gratitude over the Federal Government’s gesture