Another Southwest governor meets President Buhari over herdsmen's atrocities

Another Southwest governor meets President Buhari over herdsmen's atrocities

- Governor Dapo Abiodun was in Abuja on Friday

- The Ogun state governor met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the farmer-herder crisis

- Abiodun presented the reports of the crisis to the president and the measures his government has taken to stop ethnic violence

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Governor Dapo Abiodun on Friday, February 19, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential Aso Rock villa over the farmer-herder crisis in Ogun state.

The governor brought the report of violence that ensued over the weekend between host communities in Yewaland and the herders, and measures put in place by the government to put an end to the ensuing bedlam in the state.

It would be recalled that the Governor Abiodun-led government on Monday, February 15, facilitated a town hall meeting with necessary stakeholders in a solidified effort to tackle and finally curb the ceaseless farmer-herder crisis.

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Another Southwest governor meets President Buhari over herdsmen's atrocities
Governor Dapo Abiodun represented the report on the herder-farmer crisis to President Buhari. Credit: @dabiodunMFR
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The meeting, which was attended by top government officials and representatives of the security agencies, was a confidence-building mission channelled towards lasting peace.

Represented by his commissioner of local government and chieftaincy affairs, Afolabi Afuape, Governor Abiodun urged all the aggrieved parties to bury their hatchets and embrace peace.

Afuape, who noted that the farmer-herder crisis is a national problem, said Ogun state government is "not happy" with the bearing of things and has set up a security task force to tackle the criminal herders.

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Earlier, reported that Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, Olu of Ilaro, urged the government to take a grip control over the atrocities of the herdsmen.

The Olu of Ilaro's warning came 48 hours after suspected Fulani herders attacked Igbooro, Oja-Odan in Yewa North local government area, leading to the death of two villagers.

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The suspected herdsmen also reportedly invaded the village close to Eggua in Oja-Odan, setting ablaze three houses and storehouses.

In a statement on Saturday, February 13, directed to President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state, Oba Olugbenle stated that government must act fast on the "continued siege" by the criminal herders.


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