HERDSMEN/FARMER’S CLASH: TARABA GOVT. REJECTS RESERVES AS SOLUTION

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Taraba State Government says it is not in support of giving out its land for grazing reserve to cattle rearers in the state. The government made their stance known in a media briefing by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity to Governor Ishaku who says that the state will prefer ranching to grazing.

In recent times, Taraba state has been faced with clashes between the Farmers and Herdsmen, Herdsmen, armed with long sticks must lead the animals out early in the morning from their settlement into the bush in the course of grazing, however, the animals stray into the cultivated farmlands and have a field day on the crops of the farmers.

This naturally is resulting in clashes between the aggrieved farmers and the cattle rearers in an effort to end this, the Federal Government has counted Taraba among states to donate fifty five thousand hectares of land for the implementation of the Federal Government programme for grazing reserves.

But the State Government says it is not in support of this as proper collaboration has to be done between the State and Federal Government.

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