The Chairman of Saki West Local Government, Nathaniel Idowu Akano, received in audience a police delegation led by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 11, Mr. Danjuma Muhammed at the Saki West Local Government Secretariat on Friday.
The delegation’s visit to the Chairman is to address some fundamental issues such as the Ọ̀KERETE International Border Market, the Farmers /Herdsmen crisis and other related matters.
Addressing the gathering, the AIG Danjuma Muhammed acknowledged the courage and carriage exhibited ever since by the stakeholders from Saki especially the Local Government authorities to security issues. He said that Saki is one of the biggest places in the state and there is a need for more collaborative efforts by all and sundry to achieve more results, in accordance with security related issues.
He however suggested ways to address the common violence between the Herders and the farmers particularly, in the agrarian community like Saki and its suburbs, stressing that Pastoralists-farmers’ conflicts today pose a threat to national survival.
According to him, thousands of people have been killed, communities have been destroyed and so many farmers and pastoralists have lost their lives and property in an extended orgy of killings and destruction.
In a similar development, the AIG also visited the Palace of Bagii of Sakiland, High Chief Adegoke Abdurrasheed for similar robust interaction relating to the subject and other related matters particularly on the establishment of Joint Farmers/Herdsmen Vigilante group and Task Force to monitor the influx of the pastoral Fulani/Bororo into the community and to also assess and evaluate the relationship between the farmers and the herdsmen.