October 28, 2016

Benue security agencies prepare for herdsmen migration

Benue security agencies  prepare for herdsmen migration


By Peter Duru

MAKURDI—The Benue State Police Commissioner, Mr. Bashir Makama, has urged farmers in the state to expect influx of Fulani herdsmen in the coming days, assuring that the command was working tirelessly to avert any form of sectarian or communal crisis as a result of the migration.

Makama, who spoke yesterday at the Police Zone ‘4’ Inter-Security Agencies Conference, said the migration of the herdsmen was expected, following the commencement of the dry season.

He said: “Between now and the coming days, we are expecting the movement and influx of the herdsmen into parts of Benue State because as we all know, with the coming of the dry season, they must look for greener pasture for their herds.

“We are not expecting any problems, because of the series of meetings we have been holding with the expected host communities and the leadership of the Fulani and we will continue to build on whatever we have achieved in the course of that meeting, so we expect the farmers and herdsmen to cohabit peacefully.”