Farmers-Herdsmen Conflicts: Presidency begins consultations

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Fulani herdsmen on the rampage

The Federal government has opened nationwide consultations with opinion leaders towards ending incessant farmers – herdsmen conflict.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo opened the dialogue with the hosting of some traditional rulers from Adamawa at the State House in Abuja.

The meeting was sequel to his visit to Adamawa on Dec. 5, in the wake of the communal clashes in the area.

The meeting had in attendance the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II; the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Musdafa; elder statesman, Malam Ahmed Joda and other leaders of the Fulani communities.

Subsequent meetings would focus on other interest groups.

At the meeting, previous reports on the conflict were presented by the delegation and causes of the conflicts were analysed.

The meeting condemned the acts of violence that had occurred, especially the killing of children and…

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