Five state governors has been constituted and mandated to visit states affected by the crisis between farmers and herdsmen across the country.
Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President on Thursday setup the committee which comprises of the five state governors, to look into the crisis which has led to the deaths of dozens.
The committee, which has Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State as Chairman, would visit Benue, Taraba, Zamfara and Adamawa states, in order to understand the different dynamics of the conflict and develop long-term workable solutions.
Other governors who are members include Simon Lalong (Plateau), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Darius Ishaku (Taraba), and Bindo Jubrilla (Adamawa).
On January 18, the Osinbajo-led committee was constituted to work in accordance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to ensuring that all perpetrators of violence in the clashes are brought to book and to also bring an end to the conflicts.
While Benue State is the most hit by the violence after governor Ortom banned open grazing in the state, Taraba also recorded a number of deaths as a result of the conflicts.
This also prompted the state government to effect the ban on open grazing across Taraba on Wednesday last week.