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Ruga Settlement to address farmer-herder conflicts — Presidency

The Presidency has frowned at recent comments regarding the plan to stop roaming of cattle herders with the attendant clashes with farmers via the establishment of ‘Ruga Settlement’ across the country. “Ruga Settlement” seeks to settle migrant pastoral families. It simply means rural settlement in which animal farmers, not just cattle herders,

Banditry: Herdsmen, farmers in Sokoto form joint community watch

Sokoto State Government has commenced the mobilisation of herdsmen, farmers and other community members to form joint groups of volunteers to provide security to their communities. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the groups are meant to complement the efforts of security agencies in tackling banditry and other crimes. According to Alhaji Lawalli

Residents Protest as bandits kill 18 farmers in Katsina

Residents of the Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State on Tuesday protested against killings by bandits in the area. The residents, who protested in Katsina, said the bandits on Monday killed 18 people. During the protest, they displayed some of the corpses of the victims. The protesters said the bandits came on

Boko Haram: 12,000 farmers to benefit from FG Emergency Agricultural Programme

Godsgift Onyedinefu Twelve thousand farmers affected by Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State have been enlisted in the federal government’s National Food Security Programme. The farmers are expected to benefit from the emergency agricultural programme, which is to be executed by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). This was disclosed in a statement