- A clash between farmers and herders had led to the loss of one life and destruction of property in Ogun state
- An outraged Governor Dapo Abiodun has ordered an investigation into the recent conflict
- The governor who set up a special task force, also expressed his heartfelt sympathy to those affected
Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun has ordered a full investigation into the recent farmer and herders clash that led to the loss of life and destruction of properties in Eggua, Yewa north council area
The governor went a step further to set up a special task force to maintain peace in all areas prone to herders/farmers conflict in the state.
Abiodun's orders were contained in a press statement issued by Kunle Somorin, his chief press secretary, in Abeokuta and also shared on the state government's Twitter page on Saturday, February 6.
The southwest governor strongly condemned the incident orchestrated by certain elements and directed that those behind the violence should be brought to justice.
Governor Abiodun who expressed his sympathy to those who lost their farmlands as well as cows during the unfortunate incident, commiserated with the family of the deceased.
Customs, smugglers’ clash in Ogun state
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a clash between smugglers and operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service in Ogun state left one person dead.
The clash occurred along the Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in the southwest state.
No fewer than seven others were said to have been injured in the incident, among whom were three customs officers and a soldier.
Trouble started when some traders conveying rice to Sagamu from Abeokuta on Tuesday, February 2, ran into customs operatives attached to the Federal Operations Unit, Ikeja, Lagos, who intercepted the goods.
Lawmakers seek Amotekun launch
In a related development, the Ogun state House of Assembly passed a resolution calling on the state government to launch the state's security network, Amotekun.
The lawmakers passed the resolution after raising concerns over the rising spate of insecurity occasioned by cases of kidnappings, herdsmen crisis, banditry, among others.
The passage of the resolution followed a motion moved by the majority leader, Yusuf Sherif.