Katsina to begin demarcation of cattle routes
From Muawuya Bala Idris, Katsina
Katsina State Government will commence demarcation of 1,141 kilometres of cattle routes covering 11 local government areas of the state.
The chairman, Standing Committee on Improvement of Relationship Between Farmers and Herdsmen, Abdulaziz Lawal Kofar Said revealed this in an interview with The Triumph.
He said the demarcation exercise would cover Mashi, Katsina, Kurfi and Kankara Local Government Areas.
Others include Malumfashi, Kafur, Danja, Sabuwa, Funtua, Kusada, Kankia, Musawa and Matazu.
He said the demarcation of the cattle routes would commence this week and cover 70 days period.
Lawal said the affected areas are categorised under three phases and teams would be assigned to monitor and supervise the exercise.
He recalled that similar demarcation exercise of 905 kilometers of cattle routes was carried out in eight local government areas in the past.
He said the local governments include Jibia, Batsari, Danmusa, Faskari, Dandume, Daura and Sandamu.
Lawal said the demarcation of the cattle routes helps in ensuring peaceful coexistence between farmers and Fulani herdsmen.
“The demarcation of cattle routes ensures peace among Fulani and herdsmen. For many years, Katsina has not witnessed farmers/Fulani clashes,” said he.
He commended the state government for providing financial assistance to the committee to carryout the exercise successfully.