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Ogun moves to avert herdsmen/farmers clash


Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun

To prevent a clash between herdsmen and farmers in the state, the Ogun State Government has met with leaders of the various interest groups, including leaders of the Hausa-Fulani communities and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Abeokuta.

Heads of security agencies, including the Nigeria Army, Department of State Service (DSS), Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), attended the meeting.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, who addressed the meeting, noted that the state is one of the most peaceful in the country, “despite being home to people of diverse tribes, cultures and religions.”


He stated that government was not unaware of the security challenges in the country and assured that it was doing everything within its powers to prevent a breach of the peace.

Adeoluwa, therefore, charged them to continue to imbibe the spirit of oneness to further engender peace, reminding them that their businesses could only thrive in an atmosphere of peace.

“Herdsmen and farmers clashes are everywhere. We should cooperate to prevent such here.

“We all have a common interest and that is, there should be continued peace in Ogun State. You should all take this message of peace to your people back home,” Adeoluwa said.

In their various submissions, Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade, Brig-Gen. Bassey Adkie; Director, DSS, Mr. Sanni Kabiru; Commissioner of Police, Mr. Iliyasu Ahmed; and State Commandant, NSCDC, Mr. Philips Ayodele, charged all those at the meeting to be proactive and security conscious at all times.

Leaders of the various groups, represented at the meeting, agreed to work hand-in-hand with government and cooperate to avoid any clash among them.

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