Fulani Herdsmen: IGP Constitutes Committee To End Crisis

In a bid to stem the ugly tide of violence by Fulani Herdsmen in some parts of the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mohammed Abubakar, held an interactive meeting with the leadership of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore (Umbrella body for Fulani Herdsmen), which comes as the first of a series of meetings planned by the Force.

According to the Police boss, the essence of the meeting, was to find an alternative dispute resolution mechanism geared towards finding a lasting solution to the lingering crisis between the herdsmen and farmers.

Abubakar therefore called on the leadership of Miyetti Allah and other relevant stakeholders to cooperate with the Police in this regards.

He further reiterated that in addition to the ongoing crisis management measures and the core law enforcement strategies already being implemented by the Force in the affected areas, there was need for the Police to meet with stakeholders and parties to the conflict so as to bring an end to the crisis.

Responding, Miyetti Allah delegates assured the IG of their readiness to cooperate with the Government and the Police in finding lasting solutions to the problem.

A committee was consequently constituted, with the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Operations as Chairman.

Other members of the committee include: the President, the Secretary-General and three other members from Miyetti Allah as well as the President and the executives of Farmers Associations and community leaders of the affected areas.

The IG charged the committee to visit all the affected states to liaise with Police Commands and to consult with the Governors and stakeholders in the affected states with the view to entrenching peaceful co-existence.

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