Jigawa State governor, Mallam Umar Namadi has constituted a committee to identify and retrieve all farmlands allocated to individuals by government officials.
He said it was aimed at retrieving cattle routes illegally allocated to avert disputes between farmers and herdsmen in the state.
The committee is headed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Mallam Bala Ibrahim.
According to him, “Those farmlands and cattle routes that are illegally allocated must be returned to the government.
“Whoever is claiming the ownership of the farmland, let him go back to whoever sold it to him to retrieve his money.”
The Governor assured of his commitment that lands designated as cattle grazing routes are not encroached upon for selfish reasons.
News reporter reports that Jigawa state has been experiencing farmers and herdsmen clashes, resulting in the death of many and destruction of farm produce.
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