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Do not tamper with farmlands belonging to IDPs – Gov Ishaku warns monarchs

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Conventional rulers in Taraba State have been warned to desist from confiscating farmlands belonging to Internally Displaced Individuals (IDPs) within the state.

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Governor Darius Ishaku, who gave the warning on the ongoing reconciliation course of between herders and farmers in each Bali and Gassol councils.

He mentioned his administration wouldn’t hesitate to go to any monarch caught indulging in such acts with the lengthy arm of the regulation.

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Chairmen of the 2 councils who made the governor’s place recognized mentioned a directive has been issued to monarchs from the 2 councils which have in latest instances been enmeshed in herders, farmers clashes, a scenario that has led to wanton destruction of lives and property.

The duo who spoke with DAILY POST on phone shortly after the reconciliation assembly vowed to disseminate the governor’s directives to the suitable quarters of their numerous councils.

Describing the governor’s directive as a part of the peace initiative between the Tiv farmers and the Fulani herdsmen who’ve been at loggerheads with one another, the peace course of, in line with them have begun to yield optimistic outcomes as a number of the displaced individuals have began returning to their properties.

Optimistic that the peace initiative will yield the a lot desired outcomes, they mentioned “there’s a standing directive from our governor to all the standard rulers and village heads of the 2 native authorities areas that none of them ought to mood with land belonging to those that fled their house following the latest disaster .”

”Who so ever flouts the governor’s directive will likely be made to face the music, they warned.

The chairmen additionally confirmed that they’ve collectively urged all displaced individuals whose lands have been trespassed upon to voice out by reporting to the councils boss.

Musa Abdullahi, the council of Gassol and his counterpart from Bali, Kallamu Mahmood mentioned “we now have each resolved to help the governor in attaining everlasting peace in our councils and the state at massive”.

Some displaced individuals who bared their minds to DAILY POST mentioned if the federal government would stand by its directive, the incessant upheavals between herders and farmers, would quickly be a factor of the previous.

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