Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, and four governors from the northern part of Nigeria are currently meeting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital, over the farmers and herders clashes in the state.
The meeting features major stakeholders, including the leadership of Fulani, farmers, and traditional rulers in the state.
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The peace parley is taking place at Obas’ Complex, State Secretariat, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta.
Governors from the north who are at the parley are; Bello Matawale (Zamfara), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), and Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sanni Bello.
Daily Trust reports that clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in the troubled areas of Yewaland have claimed at least ten lives in the last week.
Some of the areas attacked by the Fulani herdsmen are; Eggua, Ketu, Igbooro, Iselu, Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Ibeku, Imeko, and Oja-Odan.
Abiodun had, on Monday afternoon, shortly after a marathon meeting with heads of security agencies in the state, headed to the troubled areas amid rising tension.
He later visited Igbooro where three persons were killed and nine injured on a Sunday night attack.
The governor, while speaking about the stakeholders meeting, disclosed that he had invited five northern governors who are of Fulani extraction to be part of the meeting on Tuesday.