The Ekiti State Police Commissioner, Mr. Babatunde Mobayo, has stated the command is able to implement the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari in opposition to these carrying AK 47 rifles illegally.
Mobayo stated the Police in Ekiti is resolute to revive peace between warring farmers and herdsmen, utilizing the instrumentality of the regulation to arbitrate when essential with a purpose to halt ethnic pressure within the state.
This got here because the All Farmers Affiliation of Nigeria (AFAN) and Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria (MACBAN), Ekiti chapter, agreed that the institution of ranches will assist in resolving the lingering crises between the 2 teams.
President Buhari had final week given the directive that any non-state actor parading AK 47 rifle needs to be shot.
Talking throughout a stakeholders’ assembly in Ado Ekiti held on the occasion of the Inspector Common of Police, Mohammed Adamu to discover a lasting answer to farmers-herders clashes, Mobayo stated no efforts might be spared to halt ethnic conflict within the state.
Mobayo stated: “We’re able to implement each presidential order in opposition to these carrying unlawful arms. Should you carry unlicensed arms in Ekiti State, we’re going to cope with you ruthlessly.
“To these carrying AK 47 and not using a licence, it’s like carrying loss of life certificates and grasp on it in your head, so carrying of AK 47 by non-state actors will not be permitted in Ekiti”.
Mobayo who described as faulty, the impression that the Police had been defending the Fulani herders stated his males have been dealing with all points which can be linked to the 2 feuding teams in Ekiti.
“We all know that Fulani herdsmen more often than not exit of their methods to destroy folks’s farms, however we’ve all the time been rising as much as deal with such circumstances with out taking sides. We had been being cautious as a result of the locals as properly used to perpetrate a few of these evils below the duvet of herdsmen.
“Don’t additionally neglect that underage cattle rearing and night time grazing have been banned. If there’s any case in opposition to Fulani that I’m not dealing with properly, you possibly can write a petition in opposition to me to the police Zonal workplace in Akure. I received’t shield any prison”
The AFAN Chairman in Ekiti, Mr. Adebola Alagbada, stated the institution of ranches stays one of the best panacea to farmers-herders clashes.
“Cattle Ranches by authorities and people will assist in resolving all these crises. If Chief Obafemi Awolowo may set up ranches throughout the southwest in 1958, why can’t we do the identical on this millennium time?”.
Equally, the Head of Fulani in Ekiti State, Alhaji Adamu Abache, referred to as for the registration of all members for straightforward identification.
“It’s true that farms had been being destroyed, but when we had registered with the native governments, we might have been capable of determine these itinerant Fulani killer herders.
“We aren’t in opposition to the arrest of criminals however anytime they need to arrest, the police and different safety businesses should be sure that the criminals are arrested not harmless Fulani herders”.
The Ajero of Ijero, Oba Joseph Adewole, lamented that; “Folks had been killed in Orin and Isaba Ekiti and no one has been prosecuted.
Some Fulani individuals are claiming that Nigerian lands belong to them and that they have to get it by power.
The federal government should arrest these making such uncomplimentary feedback?”.