By Dipo Olowookere
Steps are already being taken by the Federal Government to put an end to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen across the country.
At the end of a security meeting in Benue State recently, which was attended by Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General, Department of State Security and the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Minister of Interior, Mr Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the move followed the spate of attacks nationwide between both parties.
During the meeting with the Governors of Benue, Niger, Kaduna, Adamawa, Taraba and Nasarawa states, as well as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh, the Interior Minister explained that the meeting was on the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, Mr Buhari ordered him to visit the affected areas, where he roundly condemned the killings and also visited the injured in hospitals, adding that he had since reported back to the President.
Mr Dambazau disclosed that the Police Mobile Force, the Army, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Police Special Force have been mobilized to curtail the attacks in vulnerable areas.
He assured Nigerians that government would take all necessary steps to rein in the spate of criminal activities in the country, as the provision of security is the major responsibility of government.
The Minister stated that government was working to end the spate of attacks in the farming communities, reiterating government’s commitment to promoting peace and harmonious existence in those communities.
Also, speaking, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr Audu Ogbeh, said the Federal Government would soon establish the Agro-Rangers corps, which officers would provide security to farming communities in the country.
more recommended stories
Mindshift Advocacy Designs Initiative for New Nigeria
In its determination and resolve to.
Experts, Groups Want NDDC Audit Supervised by New Board
Positive reactions from segments of the.
MAN Energy Solutions to Supply MDT Gas Turbine in Nigeria
A company known as MAN Energy.
FG Restricts Foreign Trips to Two Per Quarter for Officials, Cancels Estacode
By Modupe Gbadeyanka The Nigerian government,.
Lagos to Approach Capital Market for N100bn Bond
By Modupe Gbadeyanka Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Project AGWE: EFCC, Interpol Partner on Maritime Security
By Adedapo Adesanya The Economic Financial.
Minimum Wage: NLC Calls for Nationwide Strike
By Adedapo Adesanya The Nigeria Labour.
Group Hails Removal of NDDC from Presidency
The decision of the present government.