Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clash: Kwara Govt Appeals for Calm, Vows To Apprehend Culprits
Posted On Mar 27, 2017
Following the recent clash between herdsmen and farmers in Yashikira community of Baruten local government area, the Kwara State Government has appealed to all aggrieved parties to remain calm and refrain from taking law into their own hands.
The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold, who made the appeal in a statement on Monday, condemned the clash and vowed that those involved in the unfortunate incident will be apprehended and be made to face the law.
“The Kwara State government is backing the State Police Command and other security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators of the acts of violence with a view to bringing them to justice,” he said.
Alhaji Gold added that the State government remains committed to protecting lives and property in line with the rule of law and will not hesitate to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone or group found to have instigated or taken part in any act of violence.
The SSG, therefore, called on all citizens and residents of the State to remain calm and go about their lawful activities without fear as the State government remains resolute in the task of maintaining law and order.