Ogun rejects proposed cattle colony project

FULANI HERDSMEN MOVING THEIR CATTLES

Ogun State government said it is not interested in the cattle colony project proposed by the Presidency to address the security threat posed by killer herdsmen to the farming communities.

Instead, the state government said it will strengthen the state’s existing law on the illegal occupation of landed properties, forcible entry, violent, and fraudulent conduct in relation to landed properties, armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, to address the challenge.

Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa spoke on the issue to newsmen after a meeting of the State Security Council presided by the Deputy Governor, Yetunde Onanuga at the Governor’s Office, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.

Attacks by herdsmen in the state, according to Adeoluwa, mostly affected the Yewa North as well as the Obafemi Owode, Ijebu Ode and Odeda local government areas.

The Secretary to the State Government also said that  a conflict resolution committee will  be established, while government’s directives of 2012 that herdsmen must pay compensation for  farms destroyed in the state will be enforced.

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