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NSCDC resolves conflict between farmer, herder in Kwara

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Agro Ranger Special Unit, Kwara Command, has resolved a conflict between a farmer, Yusuf Igboona, and a herder, Tijani Dogo.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Babawale Afolabi, in a statement on Monday in Ilorin said the conflict occurred at its outpost station in Banni.

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”On April 24 around 1:20pm, a case of mischief was reported at our Divisional office by one Yusuf Igboona of Oke-Igbona against one Tijani Dogo of Banni.

”According to the complainant, cows belonging to the suspect grazed and destroyed his yam farm on Banni road worth ₦40,000.

”He was able to catch one of the cows and brought it to NSCDC DHQ Banni,” Afolabi said.

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He added that the suspect was invited and upon interrogation he confessed to have committed the offence.

”The complainant demanded for ₦40,000, but the suspect pleaded to pay ₦25,000 which the complainant later agreed upon.

”After our mediation between the two, the suspect paid the said ₦25,000 and the case was resolved amicably,” Afolabi said.

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He explained that the Agro Ranger Special Unit was created to protect farmlands and farmers against bandits.

”Also, mediating in the recurring farmers/herders conflict in the country would be part of their duties,” Afolabi said.

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