The Ogun State Government has embarked on a peace mission to resolve the farmers/herders crisis in the State.
The Commissioner for Local Government, Hon. Afolabi Afuape said the State government was looking at finding an enduring solution to the herders’ crisis.
According to Afuape, the state government was not happy with recent happenings in some parts of the State.
Afuape said though the herders’ crisis is a national issue, the Ogun state government was working on security plans to secure citizens and residents’ lives in the State.
However, the Commissioner stressed the need for the people to be vigilant by reporting strange faces and movements to the security officials.
Afuape noted that the government could not afford crisis in any part of the State.
Ogun Embarks On Peace Mission
Also speaking, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, appealed to the people not take the law into their hands, but to allow the security agencies to handle the situation.
While calling for peaceful co-existence among the indigenes and people from other ethnic groups, Odusile disclosed that a stakeholders meeting was scheduled to find solutions to the problems.
Earlier, Everyevery.ng had reported that three people, including a mother and child, were killed by some suspected Fulani herdsmen, who invaded Igbooro, Oja-Odan in the Yewa-North Local Government area of Ogun State.
According to Eyewitnesses, the herdsmen shot indiscriminately, injured two villagers and set ablaze three houses, storehouses in the community close to Eggua in Oja-Odan.