Regulate grazing activities to curb farmers/herdsmen clashes, FG told
Provost of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology, Vom, Plateau State, Prof. Garba Sharubutu has called on the Federal Government to regulate grazing activities in the country to curb the recurring farmers/herdsmen clashes.
Sharubutu who is the President of Veterinary Council made the call while speaking to journalists in Vom. Sharubutu also called for the involvement of traditional rulers in resolving the recurring farmers/herdsmen clashes and other crisis in the rural areas, saying that they had roles to play. He also called on government at all levels across the federation to regulate the activities of the herdsmen and farmers to end the clashes.
He said the states should legislate on rearing of animals as professional activities, while grazing by minors and movement of cattle in the night should be banned. Sharubutu called for the deployment of massive security personnel to the local government and rural areas so as to be able to promptly respond to crisis. He suggested collaboration between the security agencies and traditional institutions and the establishment of forest guards in order to end the crisis.
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