By Yakubu Halliru Jekadafari
Gombe state house of assembly has called on the executive arm, as a matter of public importance to look into farmland disputes between Bawa and zego villages of Dukku local government in Gombe state and that of neighbouring Buriburi and Jurara villages in Bauchi state.
A member representing
Dukku south, in the State House of Assembly, Adamu A. Umar, made the appeal while briefing members of the state house during an emergency sitting at the house chamber, in Gombe.
The member said in an effort to bring lasting peace among the Four affected communities, in the year 2003, the Federal Government Boundary Commission waived into the matter and banned the affected communities from farming on the disputed land.
Hon. Adamu A. Musa said it is disheartening that farmers from Buriburi and Jurara Abas villages of Bauchi state disregarded the Federal Government directives and started cultivating the farmland under contention in 2019, and encroached into Bawa and Zego villages areas of Gombe state, which led to the dispute that claims at least 5 lives from both sides of recent.
The member therefore, called on the house committee on security and ethical orientation to liaise with Bauchi state house committee on security to bring lasting solutions to immediate and remote causes of the dispute, as well as Gombe and Bauchi state boundary commissions to do everything possible in restoring peace to the affected communities.
Similarly, member representing Billiri west Tufukut Maimai Kardi, said unknown people suspected to be herdsmen attacked some communities in his constituency killed more than 15 persons and injured many.
The villages attacked were Kolokonen, Dunbrum, Langa and other neighbouring villages in Billiri Local Government of Gombe state.
Hon. Tufukut Kardi, therefore urged Gombe state government to provide security outposts in Tudu-kwaya, Ayaba, Sabon layi Bagaje and other strategic locations all in Billiri Local Government.