HERDSMEN / FARMERS CLASH IS GETTING TOO RAMPANT!

As herdsmen/farmers clash gets rampant in the country, Kwara state government has cried out over community leaders allowing suspected herdsmen or other individuals into their communities without knowledge of the Emir of Ilorin and chairman, Kwara state traditional council of chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari. According to the statement by Muyideen Akorede, the senior special assistant to the governor on media and communications, on Thursday, January 18, the order was issued by the security council at its meeting on Wednesday, January 17, in Ilorin.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed charged the state police command to ensure compliance with the compensation exercise previously effected by the state security council to maintain peace between farmers and herdsmen.The council, having been briefed took note of the fight against insurgency in the northeast of the country, and encouraged security agencies in the state to increase their surveillance. It also advised citizens to be on the lookout so as to prevent infiltration of the state by suspected terrorists.The council has received reports of cultism and other related activities in the state, and therefore called on landlords to critically inspect their prospective tenants before accepting them as tenants.

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed also urged the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for intensity in their campaign against the indiscriminate use of prescription of drugs and other illicit substances in the state.

The statement further remarked that the council took note of recent violations of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) code on political news and programmes as well as suspected hate speech via the media.The council called on the broadcasting stations and individuals involved in such infractions to avoid actions capable of spreading disunity and rancor in the state.

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