CD group suggests solution to farmers/herders clashes


The Campaign for Democracy (CD), has urged the Federal Government to come up with a policy that will resolve constant farmers/herders clashes across the country.

Alhaji Abdullahi Jabi, chairman CD in Niger, made the suggestion in Minna.

The CD Chairman observed that the farmers/herders clashes across the country had led to loss of lives and destruction of property.

He noted that the negative effect of the clashes have led to poverty, insecurity, human displacement, reduction in economic activities and disease.

Jabi urged government to ensure that the livestock farmers adopt the proposed ranching system, which is acknowledged as international best practices in livestock farming to avoid farmers/herders clashes.

He called on the three tiers of government to create the enabling environment for youth employment and youth and women inclusion in government.

According to him, 65 per cent of the youth are not only idle, but unemployed and under employed, accounting for the high rate of crime.