Agriculture

Herdsmen Attacks: JDPC Organises Parley For Government Officials, Farmers

A meeting involving agricultural experts, government functionaries, and Farmers in the Ibarapa area of Oyo State has called for the implementation of existing laws that regulate open grazing and the prohibition of carrying illegal arms by Bororo herders. 

The meeting which was in the instance of Justice, Development and Peace Commission, JDPC, Ibadan on recent events relating to farmers herders crisis in Oyo State with a view to find lasting solution to the menace also want an end to illegal migration. 

Some of farmers who gave pictorial evidence of attacks on them and their farmlands allegedly perpetrated by Fulani Herdsmen, frowned at the delay in the implementation of anti-grazing and open rearing law in Oyo state.

Two of them identified establishment of ranches, adequate security around farm areas and registration of herders with their local government identifications as requirement for peace to be restored between herders and farmers. 

Speaking, the lawmaker representing Ibarapa North/Central State Constituency and Chairman, House Committee on Agriculture, Mr Peter Ojedokun said the state government will continue to interface between herders and farmers to ensure peace is achieved. 

Earlier, Director of Justice, Development and Peace Commission, JDPC, Ibadan, Reverend Father Ade Owoeye appealed to the media to report conflicts without any iota of sensationalism and exaggeration.

Mosope Kehinde

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