Kwara governor meets Makinde, other stakeholders over herdsmen crisis in Oyo

Kwara governor meets Makinde, other stakeholders over herdsmen crisis in Oyo

- Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state has urged the herders to live peacefully with their hosts

- A stakeholders meeting on the recent crisis at Shasa market in Ibadan, Oyo state was held on Tuesday, March 2

- The governor said the meeting resolved to end the spread of hate messages in the region

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In an effort to stem the rising farmers/herders crisis in Oyo state, the Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Tuesday, March 2, met his counterpart, Seyi Makinde and other stakeholders on how to end the menace.

The governor said the meeting focused on the recent security breaches involving herders and local communities in Oyo state, the influx of displaced herders into Kwara state and the attendant socio-economic and security issues.

He noted that the meeting also highlighted the increasing danger of hate rhetorics by non-state actors and its consequences for national cohesion.

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Kwara governor meets Makinde, other stakeholders over herdsmen crisis in Oyo
The Kwara governor, Abdulrahaman Abdulrazaq meets Governor Seyi Makinde and other stakeholders over the herdsmen crisis in Oyo state. Credit: @RealAARahman
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The governor added that the stakeholders at the meeting resolved to act fast to end the spread of hate messages in the region.

He said:

"Today, I led a delegation of state officials, traditional rulers and security commanders to Ibadan for a joint security meeting with my colleague, H.E Seyi Makinde, Governor of Oyo state, and his team.
"We also highlighted the increasing danger of hate rhetorics by non-state actors and its consequences for national cohesion. We resolved to act fast to end the spread of hate messages."

Abdulrazaq stressed that there is an urgent need for the two states and traditional rulers across border communities to share intelligence while security agencies do joint patrols to curb criminal activities.

He added:

"We resolved to set up a working group to look into all the issues of mutual interest and make recommendations for implementation by the two states in the interest of our people."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Bauchi state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria called for sanctions to be meted out on some governors for allegedly issuing quit notices to herders in their states.

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It was reported that the Bauchi chairman of MACBAN, Sadiq Ahmed, stated this at a press conference on Tuesday, February 23, in the state.

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state had on Friday, February 19, said his comment supporting herdsmen arming themselves with AK-47 rifles was a figure of speech endorsing their protection.

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