Osinbajo heads nine-man committee on clashes
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is to lead a nine-man committee to investigate and find lasting solution to the incessant clashes between farmers and Fulani herdsmen.
The decision was taken at the monthly National Economic Council, NEC, meeting presided over by the Vice President.
Briefing State House correspondents after the meeting, the Governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Ganduje, flanked by the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, said the mandate of the committee included fishing out those behind the constant clashes and ensure they faced the full wrath of the law. Ganduje said: “On the farmers and herdsmen crisis, council constituted a working group to collaborate with the federal government in addressing the issues of impunity regarding killings and violence.
“The committee, consisting of nine governors, under the chairmanship of the Vice President, will work in accordance with commensurate commitment to ensure that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book.
“The committee consists of governors of Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Ebonyi and Oyo states. The committee has started its meeting right after this NEC meeting.”