There is a rising tension among farmers in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa state, over the mass migration of cattle herders in the area. According to reports, 18 farms in the area have allegedly been destroyed by the herders.
The LGA council’s secretary, Kawu Magaji revealed on Tuesday that there were reported cases of farmers-herders clashes in Guri and Kirikasamma LGAs, two weeks ago, which resulted in the loss of lives. He added that rice and guinea corn farms were mostly affected.
Magaji also said there are rising concerns among farmers whose crops are yet to be harvested. “There is a growing anxiety among the farmers, following the mass migration of herders to Miga LGA. Farmers are already panicking because of what may become of their crops. The herders have since destroyed 18 farms of rice and guinea corn,” he said.
The council’s secretary stated that security in the region has been beefed up, while urging farmers in the area to steer clear off affected areas that have been taken over by the herders.