Farmers, herders conflict, a West African problem — ECOWAS


The Chairman of ECOWAS Authority and Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema, has said that leaders of the region will soon deliberate on the persistent outbreak of farmers/herdsmen clashes in some countries in the region, including Nigeria where scores have died.

Mr Gnassingbe stated this when he addressed reporters after a closed-door session with President Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina, Katsina State, on Friday.

According to him, the violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen are not peculiar to Nigeria alone.

He said the problem is being witnessed across the ECOWAS member states including his own country, Togo.

He said: “This is a problem that many countries experience. I was telling the President (Buhari) in my country in Togo, every year we have that issue between…

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