Women Protest Over Security Situation In Numan

Following clashes between farmers and herders in Numan local government area, some women from the affected villages Monday trooped to Government House, Yola to register their ordeal.
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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

 

By Muhammad Babangida Muhammad

Following clashes between farmers and herders in Numan local government area, some women from the affected villages Monday trooped to Government House, Yola to register their ordeal.

The victims who were received by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in the conference Hall of the Government House Yola were from Yakuli, Kona, Sabon Layi, Miga, Bang, and Bokki, in Bolki ward of the local government area.

Addressing the women, Governor Umaru Fintiri commiserated with them over the situation which he described as condemnable and reiterated state government readiness to curb the menace and restore peace in the area.

The Governor assured the women that his administration will continue to entrench peaceful coexistence between farmers and herders so that people especially farmers will go about their normal activities.

He declared government plans to set aside grazing reserves across Adamawa as the state is blessed with abundant land and forests that can accommodate animal husbandry and farming activities.

Governor Umaru Fintiri urged the women to exercise more patience and directed the Numan Council Chairman to take them back to the Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom to wait speedy response by government.

Earlier in her remark, the leader of the delegation, Mrs Safiya Peter said they were in the Government House Yola to seek assistance from the Governor following renewed attacks by herders in the area this week.

She stated that for over one month, they have not slept in their houses, as herders have been terrorising their villages destroying their farm crops which are ready for harvest and threatening their lives on daily basis.

In an interview, some of the women, Barmini Obidah, Comfort Calenious, and Sara Baba said they and their children live in the bush around their villages in recent days for fear of attacks.

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