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Killings: We don’t have enough soldiers to guard every Middle Belt village, says FG IDOLLY YOI








Killings: We don’t have enough soldiers to guard every Middle Belt village, says FG

The Federal Government has said the country’s military manpower is not enough to secure every village in the Middle Belt region in order to stop incessant killings occasioned by herders and farmers’ clashes in the area. It has, however, mandated the National Emergency Management Authority to rebuild villages in Benue State and ensure they are not far from one another.

The Federal Government also said that the farmers and herdsmen’s clashes which had led to loss of lives and property were caused by the influx of weapons into the country through the trans-Saharan routes. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, and the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, stated this on Thursday at a town hall meeting in Abuja on the farmers and herders’ clashes.

The meeting was convened by the Ministry of Information and Culture. Ogbeh said as was the case in Argentina, Pakistan and Namibia, there were ongoing plans to generate electricity from cow dung when the government finally put the reserves in operation.


Olaleye Anuoluwapo

Olaleye Anuoluwapo

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