Compulsory Registration Of Fulani Herdsmen & Animals In S/West Set To Commence

The leadership of the Fulani commu­nity in the South West region rose from an emergency meeting in Ibadan, at the weekend, with a resolve to embark on compulsory registra­tion of all herdsmen op­erating in the various states of the geo-political zone, including their ani­mals.

The move is targeted at putting an end to the crisis between the herds­men and farmers in the region.

The registration is ex­pected to ensure effective monitoring of the activi­ties of the herdsmen by their host communities and security operatives to guard against un­wholesome behaviors.

The meeting, which lasted for over six hours was held inside the Sasa Palace of the Sardauna Yamma and Chairman of the Sarkin Hausa was in the 17 southern states, Alhaji Haruna Maiyasin.

Maiyasin, while ad­dressing journalists on the resolutions, called for cooperation of the host communities, in­cluding the various state and local governments in supporting the Fulani leadership to effectively implement the proposed registration exercise.

The Sarkin Sasa of Ibadanland said the meeting also mandated Fulani parents to keep close watch on their chil­dren and wards to ensure that they do not engage in anti-social behaviors or consumption of hard drugs.

The Fulani commu­nity then expressed de­light over the proactive measures taken by secu­rity operatives, which led to the arrest and sub­sequent prosecution of suspected kidnappers of Afenifere chieftain and former Secretary to the Government of the Fed­eration, Chief Olu Falae.

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