Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has played a pivotal role in brokering a peace agreement between Fulani herders and farmers in Gamboru Ngala town, located in the central part of Borno State.
The truce, forged after weeks of heightened tensions, was the result of a peace meeting convened by Governor Zulum.
During the meeting, Zulum commended all parties for reaching a consensus and implored residents to reject any actions that might escalate into violence.
Addressing the diverse cultural landscape of Borno, the governor emphasized unity and urged citizens to coexist peacefully, highlighting the shared culture and traditions of the various communities.
Governor Zulum reassured the public that the state government is actively taking measures to prevent future clashes between Fulani herders and farmers in Borno.
The gathering, as observed by The Trumpet, included representatives from both Fulani herders and the farming community, as well as key figures such as Senator Kaka Shehu Lawan, House of Representative member Engr Bukwr Talba, the Local Government Council Chairman, a House of Assembly member representing Ngala, and traditional and community leaders.
In a proactive move to address the root causes of conflicts, Governor Zulum announced the formation of a committee during the press briefing in Gamboru town.
The committee which is headed by Tijjani Guzamala, a Special Adviser designate, is tasked with investigating the underlying issues leading to tensions between farmers and herders across all 27 Local Government Areas of Borno.
Among its responsibilities, the committee will re-establish defunct cattle routes and identify underutilized grazing reserves.
The recommendations from this committee, according to the governor, are anticipated to guide the government in formulating strategic measures to address the core causes of conflicts between farmers and herders.