Gombe gov’t prohibits under age grazing, herders’ movements for 3 months

Gombe state government on Friday disclosed that has suspended grazing by underage children and migration of herders into or going out the state for three months.

The government also directed that farmers in the state are to get their harvest done within the stipulated three months.

According to the government, the decision was taken in order  to avoid farmer/herder clash in the state.

Addressing newsmen on Friday in Gombe, the state’s commissioner of information, Mr Julius Ishaya stated that the resolutions were passed during the state’s security council meeting which was held on Wednesday.

According to the commissioner, “the council directed that there shall be no farming and grazing activities from 6 pm to 6 am. Farmers are not allowed to burn their folders, that’s the remnant on their farms. This to ensure that when they are done with their harvest, the herders can go in and benefit from the remnant”.

Ishaya further disclosed that “the council also directed that migrating herder and their cattle are not allowed into and of cause out of Gombe state until after harvest which will last till the end of January 2022.

The government which had resuscitated the state’s Disputes Prevention and Settlement Committee (DPSC) and vowed to build on the prevailing peaceful coexistence among groups and communities in the state, stated that the suspension announced are with immediate effect.

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