GOMBE State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, has tasked southern governors, as well as residents within the geographical area to be patient with herders.

Yahaya stated this on Tuesday in an interview with journalists shortly after declaring open the state wide vaccination campaign against Contagious Bovine Pleuro-pneumonia (CBPP) in cattle and Pestes Des Petits Ruminants (PPR) in sheep and goats, held at Gadam, Kwami Local Government Area.

He said not all criminal activities were carried out by herders, adding that where they are law abiding they should be allowed to coexist in peace.

“It a problem people encounter especially our herders in the South, which is usually attached with criminal activities of some elements which are not necessarily the cattle rearers and herders. I urge them to stay in peace and live in peace wherever they are.

“I urge government down south to be patient and live with the herders especially where they are law abiding and living in peace with residents of those places.

“We need to live in peace throughout the country, so that progress will prevail, so that the economy will improve especially the livelihood of Nigerians,” Yahaya said.