Breaking: Osinbajo, 9 governors form committee on
– Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is heading a presidential committee to end herdsmen killings in Nigeria
– The committee also comprises 9 serving governors of APC and PDP
– The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over Osinbajo
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is heading a presidential committee which consists of nine state governors saddled with the responsibility of ending the herdsmen’s killings being witnessed in parts of the country.
Punch reports that this was one of the decisions reached at a meeting of the National Economic Council held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, January 18.
We gathered that the Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over Osinbajo.
Ganduje named members of the committee to include governors of Kaduna, Zamfara, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Edo, Plateau, Oyo, and Ebonyi states.
The governor said the committee would collaborate with the federal government in addressing impunity regarding killings and violence.
Meanwhile,it was earlier reported that the police on Thursday, January 18, arraigned a 20 – year-old cattle header, Ibrahim Yau, at a Makurdi magistrates’ court for alleged criminal conspiracy and open grazing.
The prosecutor, Abdulkarim Abubakar, told the court that the defendant was arrested by two members of Benue Vigilance Group, Nyor Stephen, and Adi Titus, in Makurdi on January 10, 2018.
He alleged that the duo, acting on intelligence report that some Fulani herdsmen were openly grazing their livestock at Welfare Quarters, New Otukpo Road, Makurdi, rushed to the area.