Africa-Press – Nigeria. The Kwara State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Makinde Iskil Ayinla, has condemned the frequent clash between herders and farmers in the state.
Reacting to the two separate herders/farmers clashes in Alapa, Asa Local Government and Patigi, Patigi local government areas of the state, the Commandant appealed to royal fathers and community heads in the State to work towards peaceful co-existence of farmers and herdsmen in their communities and put an end to the incessant farmers and herdsmen clashes in the state.
Two separate Fulani and farmers bloody clashes were recorded in Alapa and Patigi towns of Asa and Patigi local government areas of the state over the weekend.
According to the NSCDC spokesman in the State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the Commandant frowned at the geometrical rate of Fulani herders and farmers clashes in some of the communities in the state.
He said efforts were ongoing by the corps to meet the royal fathers and village heads in order to find a lasting solution to the crises.
“It will be recalled that on Saturday 07/01/2022, one Mohammed Aliu, 42 of Tankpafu village came to report how Fulani herdsmen stormed his farm and uprooted all his cassava plantation to feed their cattle and also on Saturday there was a bloody clash between farmers and a Fulani heder in which both of them sustained serious matchete injuries,” Babawale narrated.
He explained further that security has been beefed up in those communities adding that there will soon be a stakeholders forum that will comprise representatives of the village heads, Fulani herders, farmers and the security agencies in order to find a lasting solution to the crises.