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Fulani, Farmer clash: Osun opts for headcount, profiling of herders

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The Osun State Authorities has declared overtly its readiness to start information capturing to boost correct profiling of herders residing within the state.

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The state authorities mentioned the huge enumeration and headcount of migrants and immigrants within the state is to strengthen the cordial relationship and peaceable co-existence between the Fulani/Bororo herders and Yoruba crop farmers.

This was disclosed shortly after a gathering convened by the management of the State Committee on Peaceable Co-existence Between Fulani/Bororo farmers and Crop Farmers held with the heads of Fulanis and Bororos referred to as “Serikis” on the Ministry of Agriculture and Meals Safety in Osogbo.

The Serikis pledged their cooperation and assist to the federal government and pledged their readiness to proceed to stay peacefully with the individuals of their respective host communities within the state.

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Addressing journalists shortly after the assembly, the Chairman of the Committee, Mudasiru Toogun, mentioned the choice was crucial as a part of efforts to replace the statistics and information of immigrants dwelling within the state.

He mentioned the initiative would assist to find out the inhabitants of the immigrants to stop any type of safety risk that will come up from the unchecked inflow of migrants.

Toogun famous that the initiative would additional assist to offer the federal government perception into crucial infrastructural services to be carried out to assist the Fulani and Bororo immigrants dwelling within the state.

The Chairman of the Committee who applauded the contributors who had been largely heads of Fulanis and Bororos mentioned the Administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola would go away no stone unturned to make sure peaceable cohabitation between Yoruba farmers and Fulani/Bororo herders.

Toogun mentioned the state had labored out a modality to start the issuance of identification playing cards to Fulanis and Bororos dwelling within the state as a method of identification, affirmation and authentication, saying the initiative would additional assist to stem the tide of incessant safety challenges.

He mentioned the initiative would go a great distance to assist separate ‘wheat from shaft’ and flush out the dangerous eggs amongst them.

He mentioned the state was firm in curbing the inflow of unlawful and unregistered herders migrating into the state as borders could be policed towards incursion.

“The essence of this assembly is to satisfy our individuals — the Fulani/Bororo group to sensitise them on the necessity to proceed to strengthen the present bond of unity, peaceable coexistence and togetherness.

“As everyone knows and as reported within the media, some states within the nation are dealing with critical safety risk resulted from Fulani-Bororo and Crops Farmers disaster. As such, we felt it was essential to convene this assembly to additional strengthen the bond that binds us collectively as brothers and sisters.

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