Southern Kaduna Peace Committee to farmers: open cattle routes

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The Southern Kaduna joint Committee inaugurated by the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), Rev. Monday Pam has urged in the region to all cattle routes as trans-urban herders be returning for grazing as they approach dry season.

Co-Chairmen of the Committee, Professor Ben Gugwong and Dr. Ahmad Yande gave the advice during a courtesy visit to the 12 Chiefdoms and Emirates in Southern Kaduna.


The Committee while at Agwam Bajju Palace in Zonkwa the headquarters of Zango Kataf local government area of Kaduna State and at the Chief Palace of Kagoro respectively in Kaura local government, the duo disclosed one of the remote and major causes of the Herders/ clashes need to be immediately addressed is blockage of cattle routes.


According to them, the 10- committee was inaugurated to consolidate the already effort built and continue to find lasting solutions to handful problems are still existing in some parts of the region.

The committee also urged the Chiefs to help talk to subordinates who also assist in conscientising the local at the grass roots about the Cattle routes to ensure is totally restored in the areas.


Responding, the Agwam Bajju 1, His Highness, Mal. Nuhu Bature commended the committee for tactfulness and for working for peace in Southern Kaduna.

The ruler, appealed to the Committee to help advise both the farmers and herders to stay away from the Kurmin B Forest which has been reserved for history.

The committee is expected to finish its mandate and to handover its to Governor Nasir El-Rufa’ for implementation.


The Nation