Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has blamed the herders clashes with residents of Olokemeji, near Odeda on rumour and fake news.
The governor says his administration will not allow criminal elements to succeed in sowing the seed of discord among different ethnic groups in the state.
Olokomeji village had been deserted, following clash between residents and herders.
The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, says the state government is on top of the situation, and will ensure that such clashes do not repeat itself in the state.
Abiodun says that he has directed that the incident be investigated and those responsible incident be punished.
He expresses concern that people took the law into their own hand without notifying appropriate authorities.
The governor says that Ogun state has always been a safe and secured haven for indigenes and Fulani, cohabiting peacefully for decades.
According to Abiodun, his administration had since engaged major stakeholders, including local hunters, Myetti Allah cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria and other ethnic groups who chose to do business in the state to prevent further clashes in the state.
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