- A peace agreement has been reached between herdsmen and farmers in Kachia local government area of Kaduna state
- The administrator of the local council said the council welcomed the initiative targeted at promoting peace in the area
- Residents of the area were also enjoined to always monitor and report movements of people with questionable character in their midst
Farmers and cattle herders in Kachia, Kachia local government area of Kaduna state have pledged to maintain peaceful coexistence amongst themselves, NAN reports.
The resolution was reached on Tuesday, April 24, at a meeting held under the auspices of Kachia All Tribes Association held in Kachia.
NAIJ.com gathers that the leader of the organising committee, Malam Yusuf Garba said the event, organised in partnership with Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, was to further strengthen ties between the two groups.
Garba said the meeting was against the backdrop of the approaching rains which marked the commencement of farming activities.
“This meeting would promote mutual trust and understanding with a view to ensuring harmony among all communities in Kachia local government," he said.
Garba commended the participants for demonstrating resilience and willingness to sustain mutual understanding and tolerance among them.
In a remark, the administrator of the local council, Hajia Zulai Jaafaru said the council welcomed the initiative targeted at promoting peace in the area.
Represented by Muhammad Tanko, the secretary in the local government, Jaafaru urged the people to continue to be agents of peace for meaningful development.
The traditional ruler of Agom Adara, Chief Maiwada Galadima, commended the people of the chiefdom for the peace being enjoyed and urged them to sustain it.
Represented by Moses Stephen, a council member of the chiefdom, Galadima enjoined the people to always monitor and report movements of people with questionable character in their midst to appropriate authorities.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris, convened a peace meeting with governors and stakeholders from Benue and Nasarawa states to discuss and find a lasting solution to the incessant farmers/herdsmen clashes in the states.
However, the meeting was postponed as stakeholders such as the two governors from the two states, Samuel Ortom and Tanko Almakura, were not present.
The secretary to the Benue state government, Anthony Ior, called for the postponement of the meeting to give room for the state governors and other stakeholders to participate.
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