- The Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola has spoken about the gruesome killings in some parts of the country
- Aregbesola noted that the criminal acts are beyond the issue of farmers, herdsmen’s clashes alone
- He said the government is not folding its arms about the security situation in the country
The Osun state governor Rauf Aregbesola on Saturday, April 28, declared that the persistent killings by herdsmen in the country will be over in some few weeks to come.
Punch reports that Aregbesola made this known in Osogbo when the Oba of Benin, Omo N’oba N’edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II, paid him a courtesy visit at the government House in Osogbo.
It was learnt that the Benin monarch, who had earlier visited the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at his palace in Ile-Ife went together with his host to visit the governor.
The governor said the issue of Fulani/herdsmen killings was extensively discussed at the National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja last week while assuring Nigerians that the unfortunate killings by Fulani herdsmen would soon be a thing of the past.
He said: “I want to assure Nigerians that the government is not folding its arms as to the security situation in the country, we are pained about what is going on and I want you to know that the last National Executive Council meeting was devoted to discussing a way out of the current security challenge in the country.
“The act is criminal and lawless and we condemn it in its entirety. I want us to begin to see it beyond just farmers and Fulani herdsmen’s clash but a monster that shouldn’t be allowed to grow.
“The cheering news is that I want Nigerians to know that we will overcome this crisis in the next few weeks by God’s grace.”
Aregbesola also assured the visiting monarchs that efforts would be put in place to mobilise the state’s traditional institution on the need to champion the campaign to completely eradicate human trafficking in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that suspected herdsmen unleashed terror on Tiv farmers at Ihuman village in Awe local government area of Nasarawa state killing seven of the Internally Displaced Persons.
The nation reports that the killers were said to have on Tuesday, April 24, started shooting sporadically at helpless villagers.
The victims, who were taking refuge at Kange, went to get foodstuff from their homes when the attackers emerged from the bush and opened fire on them.
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