Edo State Government has restricted night touching, the conveying of firearms by herders and has set up a seven-man board of trustees in each of the 18 Local Government Areas in the state to check conflicts amongst herders and agriculturists.
The seven-man advisory group will incorporate the executives or leaders of the LGAs, the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs), agents of State Security Service and four delegates from the groups in the state. Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who directed a partners’ gathering with the Serikis Hausa/Fulani from the 18 LGAs in the state, charged the board of trustees to “audit all instances of herders/agriculturist conflicts in all the neighborhood government regions.” He said the State Government would discharge the report of conflicts amongst herders and ranchers in the state to the advisory groups for survey. He clarified: “The advisory groups will guarantee the enlistment of all the Serikis Fulani in each group over all the nearby government regions and the Seriki Fulani will liaise with everybody raising cows in the zone.” According to the representative, there will be another board of trustees that will be going by him (the representative) and individuals from the council will incorporate the State Commissioner of Police, the Director of the State Security Service in the express, the Commander of 4 Brigade with different individuals drawn from the groups over the three senatorial regions in the state. Obaseki noticed, “At regular intervals we will meet with delegates of the nearby government boards of trustees to survey and inspect the advance being made in settling the herders/agriculturists’ conflicts in the state.” He included: “An exceptional group made up of the Police, Army, Civil Defense Corps and other security offices in the state will do arbitrary watches and hunt tasks. Any herder discovered having guns will be captured and accused of unlawful ownership of guns as a steers rearers needn’t bother with an AK 47 to crowd steers. “We won’t acknowledge anybody with guns and anybody found with arms will confront the law. We require data to prevail in this battle and data is imperative to the police and other security offices. We guarantee you of your wellbeing. “We have set a prohibition on night crowding; no one should group their steers during the evening. We have additionally put a restriction on chasing exercises by individuals from different states for the sake of chasing.” Chairman, Edo State Hausa Community, Alhaji Badamasi Saleh, asked for that “Instrument ought to be set up to ensure the wellsprings of security data as most individuals from the groups think that its hard to volunteer data to the security organizations as they expect that their personalities would not be secured.” Alhaji Usman Abdullahi, speaking to the Hausa/Fulani people group in Edo Central Senatorial District, promised that “The Hausa/Fulani people group are prepared to participate with the state government and work with the security offices in the state to angle out any individual from their groups who takes part in criminal exercises.” Alhaji Abdulkareem Ibraheem, speaking to the Hausa/Fulani people group in Edo South, encouraged the state government to give the essential coordinations that will help the errand of the checking councils in the different neighborhood government regions. Chief of Police Edo State Command, Johnson Kokumo, said thanks to individuals from the Hausa/Fulani people group for finding an opportunity to go to the gathering and guaranteed that with their help, the conflict amongst Herdsmen and agriculturists will be checked.