FG moves to end pastoralists/sedentary farmers conflict

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Following the spate of attacks nationwide, the Federal Government has mobilized security forces to put an end to hostilities on the attack-prone areas.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, stated this at the end of a security meeting he had with the governors of Benue, Niger, Kaduna, Adamawa, Taraba and Nasarawa states, as well as the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh. 

He 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.

The Minister also disclosed that as a show of concern after the attacks, the President directed 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.

Gen. Dambazau 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, Chief Audu Ogbeh, said the Federal Government would soon establish the Agro-Rangers corps, which officers would provide security to farming communities in the country.

The Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General, Department of State Security and the Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) were also at the meeting.