Proactive measures were on Monday taken by stakeholders in Imo State to tackle the crisis of farmers and herdsmen clashes.
Police Commissioner in the state, Chris Ezike, on Monday, held a stakeholder meeting with members of the Miyetti Allah, farmers, traditional rulers and security operatives to maintain peaceful coexistence in their various communities.
Ezike said the meeting was necessary even though Imo State is not a flashpoint as regards the crisis between farmers and herdsmen.
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“There is need to bring all stakeholders together to put measures in place to prevent any eventuality that might result in the clash between farmers and herdsmen,” he stated.
The issues of the Fulani herdsmen and farmers in various parts of the country have remained a major concern to many due to the numerous attacks attributed to the herdsmen claiming several lives and displacing many.
Stakeholders at the meeting agreed that ranching is the best way to address the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
The Miyetti Allah leaders also agreed to cooperate with farmers, security operatives and traditional rulers to ensure that no clash is recorded in the state.
Ezike at the end of the meeting said the command will continue to engage stakeholders and put all security apparatus in place having in mind justice and fairness.
– Channels TV