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Published On: Thu, Apr 3rd, 2014

Kwara govt stops herdsmen from carrying weapons

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gov ahmadFrom Olanrewaju Lawal; Ilorin

The Kwara State government has announced its resolution to stop Fulani herdsmen from carrying dangerous weapons in the state.

The state government said it has reserved grazing land and route for the herdsmen in the state to prevent unnecessary conflicts with farmers.

The Commissioner for Information and Communication, PrinceTunji Moronfoye who disclosed this yesterday while briefing Journalists after the state executive meeting said the committee set up by

government last year to unravel causes and solution of Alapa crisis had submitted its report.

Moronfoye along with the Commissioner for Works and Transports, Dr Abubakar Kannike, Commissioner for Health, Mr Abdulkadir KayodeIssa said five suspected Fulanis were mentioned in the crisis and their names have been forwarded to the Kwara State Police Command.

Moronfoye explained that during celebrations, the Fulani herdsmen do carry dangerous weapons and always misbehave because of the excessive alcohol they took during the festival.

The Information Commissioner added that all those fingered in the crisis would be prosecuted in Court.

Similarly, the Commissioner for Health, Mr Issa disclosed that the state government has approved the constitution of Hospital Management to manage the General Hospitals in the state.

He said the development would enable the state government streamline wastage in the sector and provide health services to the grassroots, stressing that all General Hospitals undergoing rehabilitation would be commissioned soon.

The State government also promised to complete all the ongoing roads both inherited and initiated road projects before the expiration of the present administration.


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