In a bid to end incessant clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen, Nasarawa state government has concluded plans to create cattle routes across the state to prevent further conflicts amongst the duo.
Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura who disclosed this while reating to the recent clashes between farmers and herdsmen that resulted to the wanto destruction of lives and property in some communities of Nasarawa local government area of the state, maintained that government will evacuate cattle from areas which do not belong to them and warned farmers to desist from taking laws into their hands.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Ahmed Tukur and made available to newsmen in Lafia yesterday, Al-Makura warned that henceforth government will hold traditional rulers and other stakeholders responsible for any outbreak of violence in their respective communities.
He noted that government was highly disturbed with the renewed violence in Udeni gida and surrounding villages in Nasarawa local government area of the state, stressing that government will not fold its arms and allow individuals or groups to cause disharmony that will lead to loss of lives and property without recourse to the law.
He said government will continue to ensure inclusiveness in its approach in ensuring peace across communities in the state, which will involve all traditional rulers and stakeholders who will be held responsible in the event of breakdown of law and order in their areas.
The governor assured that the state government will assist those affected by the recent violence in Udeni Gida, Udeni Magaji, Kpana and surrounding villages to return to their places of abode.

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