Malammadori Local Government Area of Jigawa on Wednesday warned against indiscriminate encroachment into grazing lands in the area.
Alhaji Ali Alkali, the Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the council, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Malammadori.
Alkali said the council had adopted effective measures to protect grazing lands, cattle routes and control desertification, as well as check clashes between farmers and herdsmen.
He said that the council had warned herdsmen to desist from grazing into farmlands to promote harmonious co-existence in the society.
Alkali added that the council had equally banned cutting down of trees in the area, adding that any person found to be engaged in tree felling would be prosecuted.
He explained that the council planned to plant about 4, 000 tree seedlings in Malammadori and other major towns in the council area.
The chairman noted that the measure was imperative to protect forest resources and augment the state government’s desertification control programme.
According to him, the council has sensitised communities on the need to plant trees.
He the council had also been encouraging the use of stoves, so as to reduce dependence on wood.
Alkali called on the people to protect trees and shun indiscriminate dumping of waste on water ways to prevent flood.