The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is to preside over a nine-man committee of governors constituted to look at the root causes of the escalated farmers-herdsmen clashes and proffer enduring solutions to the lingering problem.
This is against the backdrop of the prevailing mayhem and killings in some parts of the country perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen with Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states being the worst hit recently.
The governors include those of Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Ebonyi and Oyo states as members.
Kano State governor,
Ibrahim Ganduje, briefed State House correspondents about the committee, after the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday.
He said: “On the farmers and herdsmen crisis, NEC constituted a working group to collaborate with the Federal Government in addressing the issues of impunity regarding killings and violence.
“The committee is consisting of nine governors under the chairmanship of the vice president, they will work in accordance with commensurate commitment to ensure that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book”.