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Fulani group lauds, urges adoption of Aregbesola’s peace initiative


Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola

Speaker tasks Delta CP on killings

A group, Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), has called on the Federal Government and other 35 states to adopt Osun State’s peaceful co-existence blueprint in resolving the herdsmen-farmers clashes.

It faulted the anti-grazing laws by some states, describing them as “short-sighted in a multi-cultural society like Nigeria.”During a visit by the executives to Osogbo to review achievements of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola administration with regard to the issue, the national chairman of the group, Alhaji Sale Bayari, lauded the state government for being proactive, adding that it is high time the Federal Government tamed insecurity and ended the orgy of killings in the land.He stressed the need for the volatile states to adopt an effective conflict management module like that of Osun.

Bayari said: “The leadership of our association has come all the way from Abuja to the Osun State to find out the magic wand his Excellency is using or has used in ensuring the kind of unprecedented peace and harmony that today exist between the Fulani/Bororo herders and the crop farmers in Osun.”

The governor called on the leadership of the herdsmen to always serve as watchdog in identifying and fishing out the criminals among them, noting that they were the major cause of the crisis in parts of the federation.He situated support for livestock farming root cause of most of the crises nationwide, pledging that his administration would ensure that herders no longer roam about with their cattle.

However, the Speaker of Delta House of Assembly, Sheriff Oborevwori, has challenged the Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Mustafa, on a lasting solution to the regular vicious attacks by armed herders in the state. The speaker, who made the call while receiving the police chief in Asaba, stated that the people, especially farmers, had consequently been gripped by fears.

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