Katsina state government has flagged off re-demarcation and beaconing of stock routes across the state in order to prevent clash between farmers and herders. Daily Trust reports
Speaking at the commencement of the exercise yesterday in Jibia, Governor Aminu Masari, represented by the Secretary to Government of state, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa said the routes to be re-demarcated include both local and international ones, which passes through the state to other neighboring countries.
According to him, the government had concern over the incessant clash between farmers and herders noting that the exercise was one of the measures taken to address the challenge for harmonious coexistence between the two groups.
In his remarks, the Chairman, state Standing Committee on improvement of relationship between farmers and herdsmen, Alhaji Abdulaziz Lawal Kofar Sauri said the exercise was aimed at fostering smooth passage of pastoralists and prevention of farmers/herdsmen clash which had become a thing of the past in the state.
On his part, the Cigarin Katsina, Aminu Mamman warned people to safeguard the initiative for the betterment of the society.
Kano Chronicle gathered that 7,240 beacons across 905km of stock routes were already earmarked by the committee in the first phase of the exercise which is expected to be completed in six weeks.