In order to forestall the incessant deadly clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state, the Katsina state government, on Monday, announced the inauguration of Peace Committees in its 34 local government areas.
The state Commissioner for Information, Hamza Borodo, disclosed the government’s new strategy to newsmen when members of the Dialogue and Amnesty Committee visited the Daura Local Government on Monday.
According to him, the committees were the offshoot of the state’s Dialogue and Amnesty Committee, which was directly under the supervision of the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa.
He said the essence of the (Peace) committees was to ensure that any possible crisis between farmers and herdsmen across the state were nip in the bud as soon as they rear their heads so that none snowballs into bloodletting.
“The local committees are also expected to mediate and conciliate on minor disagreements between farmers and herdsmen as well as offer useful advice on sustainable peace,” Borodo noted.
While commending the state government for setting up the committee, the acting Chairman of Daura Local Government, Lawal Kado, said the regime’s strategy has helped in drastically reducing cattle rustling, armed robbery and clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state.