- The Edo state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has called on both farmers and herdsmen in the state not to take law into their hands
- The corps said it has resolved about 11 disputes between farmers and herdsmen in the last five months
- Commandant of the corps in the state, Makinde Ayinlam explained that the disputes would have degenerated into bloodshed
The Edo state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday, April 26, said it has resolved about 11 disputes between farmers and herdsmen in the last five months.
Commandant of the corps in the state, Makinde Ayinla, disclosed while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin City, the state capital.
Ayinla said but for the timely and proactive intelligence of men of the command, the disputes would have degenerated into bloodshed.
He appealed to the public, especially farmers and herders, to avoid taking laws into their hands.
He also disclosed that the anti-fraud unit of the command had handled 20 cases since the beginning of the year.
The commandant said the cases involved N3,596,000, of which N2,030,000, had already been recovered and returned to the victims, while 10 cases were still under investigation.
He further said that the Anti-Corruption and Transparency unit of the command had so far handled one case with more than N353,401 recovered.
He said that the same unit handled 14 cases in 2017 and recovered N657,000.
Ayinla reiterated the command’s commitment to providing security for residents of the state by combating crime criminality.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that NSCDC in Niger declared that it deployed 1,500 security personnel to provide security during and after the Easter festivities in the state.
The state’s corps commandant, Philip Ayuba, made this known in an interview in Minna.
He said that already plain security personnel had since been deployed to places of worship and recreation centres across state for buildup of security situations.
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