Kwara directs police to comply with compensation policy on clashes
The Kwara State government has directed the state Police Command to comply with the compensation mechanism on herdsmen/famers’ clashes.
He said the policy, put in place by the State Security Council, is an instrument to maintain peace between the two sides.
This was contained in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede.
He disclosed that the governor’s directive was issued at its meeting on Wednesday in Ilorin.
The statement said the council also directed community leaders to stop inviting herdsmen into their communities without the knowledge of the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council of Chiefs, Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
The statement added that the council received and took note of reports of cultism and other related activities in the state.
It stressed its call on landlords to properly scrutinise their prospective tenants before accommodating them.
Residents were also urged to be security conscious and report any suspicious activities or movement to the appropriate authorities.
The state government also called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to intensify campaign against the abuse of drugs in the state.
It acknowledged the developments in the fight against insurgency in the Northeast.
The council urged the security agencies to increase surveillance, while the residents should remain vigilant to prevent infiltration by undesirable elements.
It condemned the violations of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Code on political news and programmes, as well as suspected hate speech on radio and television stations.
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