From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
The Yobe State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has issued a call to the farmers and herders in the state, urging them to prioritize peaceful coexistence and prevent clashes.
The joint statement, signed by Rajab Mohammed, Chairman of NUJ Yobe, and Alhassan Sule Mamudo, Secretary General, highlighted the significant role that Yobe plays as an agrarian state, serving as a crucial food source for the Northeast sub-region. The state accommodates a substantial population of livestock herders.
“We are actively seeking collaborations with traditional institutions, security agencies, farmers, herders groups, stakeholders, and other partners to ensure peaceful coexistence among the communities,” the statement read.
Furthermore, the NUJ has appealed to religious leaders to continue offering prayers for abundant harvest, peace, and unity in the region.
The Union has also committed to monitoring the situation closely to prevent any encroachment on government-designated grazing reserves.