OGUN PLEDGES GRAZING ROUTES, PATROLS TO CURB HERDSMEN'S ATROCITIES
By DAUD OLATUNJI
ABEOKUTA -As part of efforts to end bloody clashes between Yoruba host communities and Hausa/Fulani herdsmen in Ogun State, the state government has pledged to create official grazing route towards preventing cattle from straying and destroying farm crops among other things in the host communities.
The government which lamented the rate of violent crime by herdsmen also promised to provide adequate security patrol to curb robbery cases and rape incidences as reported by some host communities.
Speaking at the peace parley with all the stakeholders in the crisis, which included leaders of both Yoruba host communities and Hausa/Fulani communities, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Muyiwa Oladipo urged all the affected parties to abide by the resolutions.
He said the government would not only review the resolutions and build on them but would also engage the stakeholders on regular basis.
Oladipo further pointed out that, the drive for pursuance of peace prompted the present administration to call for all inclusive stakeholders meeting in a bid to resolve the crises among the concerned parties.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wemimo Ogunde, SAN, represented by Mr. Bamidele Adebayo, a Senior Legal Officer in the Ministry said that appropriate legal steps had also been taken to resolve the matters and address all litigation in Court.