By Emeka Mamah
ENUGU—THE Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has called for better understanding between herdsmen and farmers to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties in the country.
Ekweremadu said an engagement between both sides was necessary to ensure that neither side became a threat to the other in the cause of carrying out their activities.
Ekweremadu spoke at Amakofia in Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State, in response to complaints by farmers over the destruction of their farms by cows while inspecting construction work on the Imuno bridge in the community weekend.
He said: “I also want to appeal to our herdsmen to ensure that in the process of grazing their cows, they avoid people’s farms because as you can see here, there are cows there and you can also see people’s farms and the tendency is that these cows will now feed on the farmers’ crops and that is one of the things that trigger crisis.
“It is important that they are made to understand that just as they are entitled to their cows, the farmers are also entitled to their farms and the produce therein and so none should be a threat to the other.”