The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced sensitisation of Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Edo, as part of proactive methods to prevent conflict. The State Commandant of the Corps, Dr Benito Eze, said during the event on Monday that they must adopt dialogue to settle any misunderstanding.
Eze told the herdsmen to report to the appropriate authorities any issue that arose in the course of carrying out their legitimate businesses, rather than resorting to violence. According to him, the NSCDC has established a specialised unit to promptly intervene in cases involving farmers and the herdsmen. The commandant express happiness that there had been no report of any clash between herdsmen and farmers in the state.
He assured that the corps would also engage farmers, to promote peaceful co-existence in the state. Eze blamed reports of clashes in some parts of country to communication breakdown, and advised all stakeholders to meet regularly to engender mutual trust and understanding. Read more