The meeting is being attended by government officials and traditional rulers from the Benue and Nasarawa states, as well as members of the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) and the police commissioners of both states.
The Benue delegation is led by the Deputy Governor of Benue State, Engr. Benson Abondu, while the Nasarawa State envoy is led by Brig.-Gen. Muhamed Adeka (rtd), a Special Adviser to the Nassarawa State governor.
The meeting, which is the second to hold, in Abuja, after the gruesome murder of over 70 persons by Fulani herdsmen in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of Benue State, on 1st January, 2018, was postponed after a disagreement over the cause of the killings.
The IGP, who appealed for calm during the meeting, adjourned the meeting for Tuesday to dowse tension.
The meeting earlier scheduled to begin at 11:00a.a.m started at about 11:51, when IGP Idris walked into the conference room, venue of the meeting.
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