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Gombe State branch of Miyetti Allah Association has commended the state government’s ban on the inward movement of cattle from neighbouring states

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The Gombe State branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has commended the state government’s ban on the inward movement of cattle from neighbouring states during harvests from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. to mitigate farmers’ and herders’ clashes.

Speaking with reporters yesterday in Gombe, the Organising Secretary, of the Association Mallam Aminu Wurobokki, said the government’s decision was welcomed.

He urged the government to ensure that farmers completed their harvests within the stipulated period so herders would graze on the farmlands.

Mr Wurobokki called for the resuscitation of grazing reserves and cattle routes across the country to ease the hardship encountered by herdsmen searching for cattle pastures.

The Gombe State Executive Council ratified the decision to ban cattle movement from other states into its territory during the harvest period from October 2022 to January 2023.

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