The herdsmen killings in Benue and some other parts of the country have been giving the Nigerian government sleepless nights.

In order to find a lasting solution to the crisis, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday met with seven state governors where they discussed the ongoing security threats.

Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, Abdulaziz Yari said the meeting is a fallout of a committee put in place by the National Economic Council during its last meeting.

The Thursday meeting was held inside the conference hall of the Vice President within Aso Rock villa, Abuja.

“This committee is a NEC committee established by the Vice President so that this issue of herdsmen/farmers clashes will be put to rest,” Yari said.

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Yari said the farmers and herders issue is a long standing problem that has been in existence in Zamfara since 2007.

He said most governors “have been battling with it.”

“Now the states and federal government under the leadership of the Vice President, agreed to have a small committee at NEC so that the situation will not get out of hand, so that it won’t be looked at as an ethnicity crisis or religious crisis,” he added.


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