Oyo Police Commissioner Tasks Herders, Farmers on Harmony
Commissioner of Police in Oyo State, Mr Nwachukwu Enwonwu has called for collaboration among stakeholders in Ibarapa/Oke Ogun axis over incessant crisis between herders and farmers.
Mr Enwonwu stated this at the familiarization tour/threat assessment of the entire areas.
He said the tour was to assess the alleged invasion of armed bandits and the incessant crisis between the herders and the farmers.
The meeting, which was extensive, included traditional rulers, officers and men, chairmen of LGAs, PCRC members, community/youth leaders, vigilantes, hunters, herders, farmers, heads of Myetti Allah, Seriki Fulani/Hausa.
The CP sought for collaboration of all stakeholders with the police to flush out criminal elements that are bent on disturbing the peace of the Ibarapa area.
He equally met with heads of farmers/herders including the Seriki Fulani/Hausa and heads of Myetti Allah on the need ensure peace.
He directed the divisional police officers, DPOs, in the areas to ensure that farmers/herders t sign a peace pact to avoid incessant clashes as a result of destruction of farmland and retaliation for killing cattle.
He implored them to always alert the police, whenever they see strange faces in their communities for quick intervention.