Jigawa: Emir cautions herdsmen against grazing on farmlands

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Emir celebrates Maulud Nabiyyi

The Emir of Hadejia, Jigawa State, Adamu Abubakar, on Tuesday warned herdsmen against taking cattle to graze on farmlands. He said this would avoid clashes between the herdsmen and the farmers.

Mr. Abubakar made the call in a message to his people to mark this year’s Maulud Nabiyyi in the area.

He advised the herdsmen to seek the consent of farmers before taking their cattle to graze on farmlands.

“It is good for the herdsmen to contact farmers before taking animals into farmlands and farmers should also evacuate their produce in time,” he said.

Several conflicts within the Northern states, such as in Nasarawa, have been attributed to clashes between herdsmen and farmers.

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The emir commended the state government for introducing the Herdsmen and Farmers Conflict Resolution Scheme. He said the initiative had fostered peace and encouraged agriculture and livestock production.

Mr. Abubakar urged youth to shun drug abuse and other vices capable of destroying their lives.

“You should engage in meaningful activities and become responsible members of the society. I urge you to seek knowledge to give you brighter future and make our country great,” he said.

The emir had earlier hoisted a colourful Durbar as part of activities lined up to celebrate the Maulud Nabiyyi.

It was attended by the state governor, Sule Lamido, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Turkey, Ahmad Malammadori, and a retired Air Vice Marshal, Hamza Abdullahi.

Others were former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Yayale Ahmed, members of the national and state assemblies, among others.
(NAN)

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