Plateau Bans Night Grazing 4 years ago 1


Plateau State government has banned night grazing. The agreement to ban  night grazing was reached between Berom farmers, Fulani cattle breeders, security agencies and Plateau State government.

The agreement was reached yesterday during a stakeholders peace parley convened by the  Special Task Force (STF) in collaboration with Plateau State government.

The stakeholders have identified cattle rustling, destruction of farmland and silent killing among others as  major causes of incessant conflict in the villages.

The Fulani leaders in attendance denied knowledge of any night grazing, but they however agreed that the measure to ban it is appropriate as it will also stop cattle rustling at nights.

The peace parley held at the conference hall of Gwol Motel, Barkin Ladi was attended by community leaders of Riyom, Barkin Ladi, Mangu, Pankshin, Kanke, Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa Local Governments respectively.

Governor Jang while declaring the peace parley open, expressed  the  commitment of his administration to restore total peace before the end of his tenure in 2015.

Jang who was represented by his permanent secretary, security, Istifanus Dung Gyang said the peace parley was the conventional approach to peace building in the state.

He pleaded with the stakeholders to speak frankly with one another and agree on a way out at the end of the meeting.

In his  welcome address, commander of devote 7 of the STF, Col. Victor Ita said the peace parley had been held among youths of the locality saying it is an opportunity to speak out their grievances and resolve differences.

STF commander, Major General Henry Ayoola in his opening remarks said the large attendance indicated that all the stakeholders are interested in the peace of the area. Home Page

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