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Cattle rustling: Kwara to strengthen security

THE Kwara State Government is to strengthen security across the state by setting up special security committee comprising security agencies and the Fulani community to check kidnapping, cattle rustling and other criminal activities among cattle breeders in the state.
The State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, according to a press statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Kwara State Governor Abdulwahab Oba, stated this while receiving members of the Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, led by its State Chairman, Alhaji  Usman Adamu at the Government House, Ilorin.
Dr Ahmed expressed concern over Farmers/Fulani clashes in the state, saying that the government was working round the clock to curtail the problem through the establishment of grazing reserves and stock routes across the state.
The governor who promised to provide them with necessary social amenities to make life more meaningful, cautioned the farmers and  the herdsmen against any clash with host communities, adding that they should respect their hosts’ traditions and culture for peaceful co-existence.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the Myetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Usman Adamu praised the governor for carrying them along in his administration.
Alhaji Adamu sought for the government’s assistance to enable them overcome the problem of kidnapping of their kinsmen and the menace of cattle rustlers among others.
The chairman who lamented cattle breeders’ clashes with farmers in some parts of the state, appealed to the government to include them in its soft loan designed for Small and Medium Enterprises across the state with a view to giving them a sense of belonging.

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