Kwara Govt. Adopts New Strategies Against Herdsmen, Farmers Clash

Abdulfatah-AhmedIn a bid to ensure that Kwara state does not witness clashes between herdsmen and farmers, an occurrence which has become rampant, the state government has put measures in place to ensure peaceful co-existence among various groups.

Some of the measures include prompt payment of damaged farmlands, centralization of the activities of the vigilante groups and regular security meetings.

The State Governor, Abdufatah Ahmed, who was in the Baruten Local Government Area to lay the foundation for the agriculture campus of the Kwara State University, assured residents that the government would put heads together with the security operatives on how to ensure that clashes between farmers and herdsmen do not occur anywhere in the state.

According to him, living together in peace, would bring more development and economic independence to the area, as the communities are known for agricultural produce.

At another event; a monthly stakeholders meeting with party members across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state, the governor noted that an agreement had been reached with the umbrella body of the herdsmen and farmers, Miyetti Allah, to live in peace and harmony.

He also said adequate compensation would be paid for any encroachment on farms or vigilante groups which hitherto were under different leaderships.

The governor added that they would now be under one leadership and answerable to the police authority.