Herdsmen-Farmers Clash: FG Moves To Compensate Affected Persons

Herdsmen-Farmers Clash: FG Moves To Compensate Affected Persons
Herdsmen-Farmers clash/ Photo credit: Nationaldailyng.com

The Presidential Committee formed by the All Progressives-led Federal Government of Nigeria has declared the intention of the Government to rebuild houses destroyed during Herdsmen-Farmers clashes in the Southern region of Kaduna.

Report has it that the resolution was made when the Committee which is headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, visited the affected Communities. The Committee had gone to measure the level of damages in the area, and the Federal Government has pledged to rebuild the affected houses as to bring back those displaced, to their homes.

According to Mr. James Akujobi, who led the committee to the area; “It is the intention of the government that all those affected by the conflicts are rehabilitated by way of rebuilding the structures destroyed so that they can come back to their homes and continue with their normal lives.”

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On the same note, President Muhammadu Buhari has declared his intention to visit Taraba, Benue, Yobe, Rivers, and Zamfara states, where same insurgent crisis occurred, this was disclosed in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Monday.

The statement reads; “In view of recent terrorist attacks, criminal activities and communal clashes in some States leading to tragic loss of lives and kidnapping of 110 schoolgirls, President Muhammadu Buhari immediately tasked the Armed Forces and other Security agencies to compile comprehensive reports on the various incidents.

Having received and studied the Reports, the President has decided to undertake an on the spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet and console the communities affected.

From today, March 5, he will visit Taraba, and subsequently Benue, Yobe, Zamfara and Rivers States.

President Buhari has been receiving daily briefings, and has been in constant touch with the Governors, and has been updated with situation reports.

The President calls on all Nigerians especially those in the affected areas to cooperate fully with the Security Agencies to enable them curb the spate of crimes, bring those responsible to justice and prevent further occurrences.”

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Before now, Nigerians over the media have criticized the President on not going to view the affected areas, especially in Benue state.

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