Barely a week after the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo visited Adamawa State following the communal clashes in the area, the Federal Government has begun consultations on finding a lasting solution to the face-off between farmers and herdsmen across the country.
The first meeting which was hosted by the Vice President at State House on Monday had in attendance the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa, elder statesman Mallam Ahmed Joda and other leaders of the Fulani communities.
At the meeting, previous reports on the conflict were presented by the delegation and causes of the conflict were analysed.
The meeting unequivocally condemned the acts of violence that have occurred, especially the killing of children and women and highlighted the need for Law Enforcement and other Government Agencies to dutifully and objectively perform their Constitutional roles.
Osinbajo assured the delegation of the Federal Government’s resolve and commitment to the entrenchment of lasting peace in all communities across the country and the resolution of all legitimate grievances.
In the next series of meetings, the Vice President will meet with the Batta, Bachama and other groups from Adamawa State; while meetings with stakeholders from other conflict-affected States would follow.