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Two Farmers Killed During Clash With Herders In Ekiti

Channels Television  
Updated March 6, 2021
A map of Ekiti, a state in South-West Nigeria.

 

Two farmers have been killed in Ekiti State after a clash involving some herders in Isaba, Ikole Local Government Area.

The police spokesman in the State, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, said the clash was preceded by a disagreement between both parties.

Mr. Abutu said police operatives have been deployed to the area to maintain peace while investigation has commenced to unravel the reason behind the unrest.

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Clashes between farmers and herdsmen are common across Nigeria, mostly over land rights issues and open and night grazing.

Most State Governors have agreed to the establishment of ranches as a solution to open grazing but funding for the required infrastructure and re-training remains a challenge.