Herdsmen/Farmers clash: Police hold Security Summit

A herdsman

FILE PHOTO: A herdsman in Nigeria

FILE PHOTO: A herdsman Nigeria

The Nigeria Police Force says it has fixed May 8 and May 9 for the National Security Summit on Herdsmen/Farmers clashes to be held in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the summit earlier scheduled for Feb. 22 and Feb. 23 in Abuja was postponed to allow more critical stakeholders to participate.

The Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday.

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Moshood said that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, was concerned about the problem and therefore, wanted all stakeholders to work toward the success of the summit.

NAN reports that dignitaries expected at the summit include: the 36 state governors, Ministers, Service Chiefs, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders and members of the organised Private Sector.

Others are: captains of Industry, Heads of sister Security and Safety Agencies, Leaders of Herdsmen and Farmers Associations,  Women and youth Groups, Opinion Leaders  and other invited guests.

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