By Danjuma Joseph, Lafia
The Governor of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has banned grazing of livestock during the night in the state.
Governor Al-Makura made this known Wednesday in Akwanga, during a security meeting with stakeholders in the Nasarawa North Senatorial zone.
The governor explained that the ban has become necessary as a result of series of complaints by farmers in the state, that herdsmen are grazing on farmlands of their unsuspecting victims at night, destroying crops.
Almakura, who was represented by his special adviser on security, Gen Mohammed Adeka (retd), said “the ban on night grazing in the state is with a view to proactively avert clashes between herdsmen and farmers associated with the harvest period.”
Similarly, meeting was also held with stake holders in keffi, the headquarters of Nasarawa West senatorial zone of the state.
the governor during the meeting vowed that his administration will not rest on its oars until herdsmen/farmers clash and other criminalities are eradicated in the state.
The governor lamented the spate of the resurgence of armed robbery and kidnapping in the state, which according to him, has posed “serious risk to travelers traversing the state and the conveyance of agricultural products.
He called on farmers to avoid the blocking of cattle routes within the state and demanded that cases of such blockage should be reported to relevant authorities for necessary actions to avoid clashes.
The governor, however, called on district and village heads in the state to collaborate with security agencies in their respective areas to report, promptly, any suspected issue of insecurity to constituted authorities.
Present at the meeting was the IMC Chairman of Akwanga LG Kwanta Yakubu, the Chun Mada, Mr Samson Gamu Yare, security heads, other relevant stake holders,village and district heads.