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GANDUJE the governor of Kono State has asked the federal government to place a ban on the movement of cattle from the north to the southern part of Nigeria. He said if the movement of cattle is not spotted the herders farmers clash will keep reoccurring.
He said his administration is presently constructing a settlement for the herders in the forest close to Katsina border, he said the settlement will have a dam, houses for the herders, veterinary clinic and also an artificial insemination.
“So, we are building many houses, we are constructing a dam; we are establishing a Cattle Artificial insemination Centre; we are establishing a veterinary clinic and already we have started building houses for herdsmen.
“My advocacy is that we should abolish the transportation or trekking of herdsmen from the northern part of Nigeria to the middle belt and to the Southern part of Nigeria. “There should be a law that will ban, otherwise we cannot control the conflicts between herdsmen and farmers and cannot control the cattle rustling which is affecting us greatly.”
When he was asked what to expect from the new service chiefs, the governor adviced them to work closely with the local people for them to get the desire result they plain to achieve.
The governor made this known to the journalists after a special lunch which the All Progressives Congress, APC, governors had with President Muhammadu Buhari at his Daura private residence, Katsina state during the weekend.