The National Economic Council (NEC) headed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has put together a working committee comprising of nine state governors.

The committee is chaired by Osinbajo with the mandate to resolve herdsmen/farmers clashes in the country.

According to Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje, the committee has begun its meeting and consultations immediately.

“On the farmers/herdsmen clashes, Council constituted a working group to collaborate with the federal government in addressing the issues of impunity regarding the killing and violence.

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“The Committee is composed of nine governors, under the chairmanship of the Vice President and would work in accordance with the present commitment to ensuring that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book.

“The working group comprises governors of Zamfara, Kaduna, Adamawa, Benue, Taraba, Edo, Plateau, Ebonyi and Oyo States.

“The committee has started its meeting right after today’s National Economic Council.’’

Over 70 were killed in the wake of the new year in Benue State, with many others, including children, badly injured.

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