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Farmers and herders’ clash claim two lives in Kebbi

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Two farmers were reportedly killed while eight others sustained injuries during a clash between farmers and herders in Kebbi State.

Chairman, Suru Local Government Council , Mohammed Lawal, said the crisis started on Saturday morning when the farmers visited their farms and met cattle grazing on the farmlands.

Following the development, Kebbi State Governor Nasir Idris, who paid a condolence visit to the people of Suru and Koko/Besse Local Government Areas of the state, described the rift between the Fulani and farmers as unfortunate.

He promised to bring an end to the crisis through a round-table dialogue involving security agencies and other relevant stakeholders.

The governor identified dialogue as a veritable tool for resolving the lingering farmer/herder clashes in the state.

In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary Ahmed Idris, the governor said the visit is to streamline the issue and kickstart the settlement process.

According to the statement, the governor donated N13 million to the families of the deceased, and those who sustained injuries during the crisis.

He also set up a reconciliation committee comprising the Commissioner of Police, the Head of the Department of State Service (DSS), the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), District Heads, members of the State House of Assembly and other relevant stakeholders in the area.

In their separate remarks, the District Head of Suru, Mohammed Bello-Jaguwadeji, and the District Head of Dustemari, Mohammed Malebi, thanked the governor for the sympathy visit.