North­ern gov­er­nors, Miyetti Al­lah meet Thurs­day

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

The North­ern States Gov­er­nors Fo­rum (NSGF) and Miyetti Al­lah Fu­lani Cat­tle Breed­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nigeria will meet on Thurs­day in Abuja to find last­ing so­lu­tion to the in­ces­sant crises be­tween herds­men and farm­ers in the re­gion.

The fo­rum will also dis­cuss the memo sub­mit­ted to it by Gover­nor Mur­tala Nyako of Adamawa State, where he raised con­cerns about in­sur­gency in the re­gion, it was gath­ered.

Chair­man of the fo­rum and gover­nor of Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Ba­bangida Aliyu, who spoke through his Chief Press Sec­re­tary, Dan­ladi Ndayebo, said mem­bers of the fo­rum and lead­ers of the Miyetti Al­lah Fu­lani Cat­tle Breed­ers As­so­ci­a­tion of Nigeria will fash­ion out strate­gies to ad­dress in­se­cu­rity in the re­gion.

Aliyu said he is hope­ful that meet­ing be­tween the two groups would bring about the much de­sired peace in the re­gion.

He said the fo­rum in­tends to work closely with lead­ers of Miyetti Al­lah to un­mask crim­i­nals who mas­quer­ade as cat­tle breed­ers to in­flict mayhem on in­no­cent cit­i­zens.

The de­ci­sion to di­a­logue with Miyetti Al­lah was taken at the last meet­ing of the Na­tional Eco­nomic Coun­cil (NEC) dur­ing which gov­er­nors of the 36 states of the fed­er­a­tion con­sti­tuted a panel headed by Gover­nor Mur­tala Nyako of Adamawa State.

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