- Katsina government says it has embraced erecting of cattle routes beacons as its own solution to farmers/herders clashes
- Lawal, a chairman of a committee on the issue said at least 7,240 beacons would be re-erected across 905 kilometers of such routes
- The first phase of the exercise is set to be completed in six weeks but no cost has been announced for the project
The Katsina state government is set to re-erect no fewer than 7,240 beacons across 905 kilometers of cattle routes in the state to prevent farmers/herdsmen clashes.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abdulaziz Lawal, the Chairman of the state's Standing Committee on Cooperation Between Farmers and Herdsmen, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday, May 26 in Katsina.
Lawal said the beacons would be re-erected on routes that cut across Ingawa, Jibia, Batsari, Safana, Danmusa, Kafur, Faskari, Zango and Baure local government areas of the state under phase one of the exercise.
He added that the beacons would be re-erected on local and other routes that passed through the state to neighbouring countries.
According to him, the first phase of the exercise is expected to be completed in six weeks.
The chairman stressed that the measure was aimed at ensuring smooth passage of pastoralists which would assist in preventing farmers/herdsmen clashes.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has announced that it prefers the establishment of cattle colony than ranching system as proposed solution to the end farmers herdsmen crisis in Nasarawa state.
Nasarawa state MACBAN chairman, Hassan Muhammed made this known in a town hall meeting in Lafia, saying the ranching system is expensive and very difficult to manage.
According to him, cattle colony is cheaper, affordable and inclined with the norms, culture and tradition of Fulani herdsmen.
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