Friday 17th September 2021
Friday, 17th of September 2021
Home / Human Welfare / Action needed to end deadly clashes between herders, farmers – Guterres

Action needed to end deadly clashes between herders, farmers – Guterres

The United Nations stands ready to support efforts to resolve deadly clashes between farmers and nomadic herders in areas of West and Central Africa, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, said on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

Antonio Guterres

Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General

More than 80 people in central Nigeria were killed in land disputes between the two sides this week. However, this has been a long-standing issue with similar incidents occurring in other countries in Africa, causing more than 1,000 deaths over the past year alone, according to media reports.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, head of the global organisation expressed deep concern over the mounting violence, as well as the resulting banditry, extortion and cattle rustling.

ALSO READ:  Global groups call for right to a healthy planet

“He condemns the resulting loss of life, property and livelihoods, as well as population displacement, which undermines peaceful coexistence between communities in many of the affected countries. It is also detrimental to regional stability,” the statement said.

The UN chief urged all concerned governments, regional organisations, civil society and other parties to work together to find solutions to the conflicts.

He underlined the readiness and commitment of the UN to support national and regional efforts in this regard.

x

Check Also

Nestlé

World Cleanup Day: Nestlé volunteers join call for cleaner planet

No fewer than 200 Nestlé volunteers cleaned up seven markets across Nigeria to mark the ...

%d bloggers like this: