The Katsina State Government says it has finished the demarcation of 905km cattle routes in a bid to settle farmers-herdsmen disputes.
Chairman of the state’s committee on settlement of disputes between farmers and herdsmen Alhaji Abdulaziz Lawal, revealed this at a sensitization workshop held at Sandamu Kastina State.
Lawal said that the committee had recovered over 30,000 cattle from rustlers in two years and returned them to the rightful owners.
While urging herdsmen to report any incident of encroachment, he assured them that the committee would not hesitate to take action on offenders.
The chairman said that the state government had also signed a MoU with the state of Maradi in Niger Republic on movement of cattle and herdsmen and also on apprehension of cattle rustlers.
“The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) forms part of the preservation of the cattle routes between the two states,” he added.
On his part, the chairman of the state chapter of Miyetti Allah Kautal-Hore, the organizer of the workshop, said they were about to commence vaccination of cattle in the state.