In his continued effort to ensure that the perennial conflict between farmers and herders is nipped in the bud, Adamawa State commissioner of police, Olugbenga Adeyanju has paid a call on Maiha local government of Adamawa State where he met with members of the two groups and other critical stakeholders.
Farmers and herders usually experience post harvest conflict between October and November every year.
The state commissioner of police has a fortnight ago launched a police/community engagement in Yola, as a precursor to prevent the recurring violent conflict between the two sides.
In order to strengthen the initiative, the commissioner of police has started visiting identified flashpoints within the state were he usually convene a meeting with stakeholders.
A statement by the image maker of Adamawa State police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje noted that, ” the commissioner of police, Olugbenga Adeyanju visited Maiha, Sorau and Belel communities in Maiha L G A and interacted with council chairman community/religious leaders, senior stakeholders, representative of grazers and farmers among others on the need to embrace the already existing peace in their areas advising them against actions and utterances that could be inimical to peace.
“Similarly, the CP has charged all police officers and other law enforcement agents to act in accordance with the standard operational procedures of the force and other extant laws guiding their overall conduct .
“He warns that any police officer found acting contrary to their oaths of office or behaving in a way and manner prejudicial to discipline will be strictly and personally held liable,” the statement said.
According to Nguroje, the council chairman and district heads of Sorou and Belel have keyed into the CP’s initiative aimed at preventing herders/farmer’s crisis adding that they equally thanked the commissioner of police for the laudable initiative.