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Kogi Herdsmen/Farmers Clashes: Situation Under Control – Police Command

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By Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja

Kogi State Police Command has disclosed that the herdsmen/Farmers clashes in Oganeigwu in Eastern flank of the state have been brought under control as  normalcy is gradualy returning to the area.

The Deputy Commissioner in charge of Criminal Investigation, DCP Mohammed Ahmed Barde disclosed this while briefing Journalists at the Police Command headqaurters in Lokoja on Saturday, stated that the presence the security personnel in the area, the crisis has been checkmated.

Barde exploined that only 12 people were reportedly killed in the clash between thé Farmers and herders in the area.

According to him, Kogi State is relatively peaceful before the  crisis broke out on 14 th March 2018, stressing that the Anyigba Area commander had ensured security agents have been deployed to the area.

The Deputy Commissioner of advised the farmers and herdsmen to live together in peace and harmony.

He urged the Fulani herdsmen to stop grazing into any farm, while the farmers should stop killing their cows to allow peace to reign in the area.

He pointed out that the Deputy Commissioner
of Police in charge of administration had earlier visited thé troubles zone.

He therefore urged the people in the area to go about their normal business.

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