5 northern govs set for meeting in Ogun over herdsmen/farmers clashes

Following recent herdsmen attack on some parts of Ogun state, Governor Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that five northern governors will hold a security meeting with him in Abeokuta on Tuesday.

Abiodun made this known Monday while on the spot assessment of affected areas with security chiefs and some members of the State Executive Council.

Speaking, the governor said the invited governors are off Fulani extractions and had their people living in the state, adding that all concerned groups and people would be represented with a view to charting a way forward on the insecurity situation in the state.

“I have called a stakeholders meeting tomorrow with my colleague-governors who are Fulani that have people here.

“Five governors are coming to Abeokuta  from Northern states . We will call some of you to the meetings and discuss the matter” Abiodun said

On the security measures put in place , the governor said he would hand over some security vehicles and motorcycles to the special task force he set up for Yewaland on Tuesday.

“The delegation I sent told me what they saw. They said a lot of  things happened and as they were giving  the report of what they saw, we heard that another attack happened.

“I called for security meeting this morning. And  before yesterday,  I have set up a task force and bought new vehicles and motorcycles for Yewaland security.

“The task force consists of Police, Soldiers , Cvil Defence Corps  and hunters to help us in terms of security in your area.

“Tomorrow by God’s grace, all  the new vehicles and motorcycles will be released . The task force  will be stationed here, they will not only patrol your areas and go back to Abeokuta”, he added.

He  however promised to foot the hospital bills of those who were  injured  by herdsmen.

He also pledged to help those who lost their property during the attack by  cushion the effect of the loss.

The governor said he had asked the commissioner for Special Duties to collate the list of those that are affected in the attacks.

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