Police avert herdsmen, farmers clash in Bayelsa

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The Police Command in Bayelsa said it has foiled a clash between herdsmen and farmers in Agudama community in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Bayelsa Government had donated a grazing land to herdsmen and subsequently banned indiscriminate and open grazing in the state.

The police spokesperson in the state, Asinim Butswat, said on Friday that the operation which averted the clash was led by an Assistant Commissioner of Police.

“On March 19, 2017, at about 10 a.m., His Royal Majesty, Obadiah John Osumu, King of Akenfa-Epie Community raised an alarm about herdsmen activities in Akenfa Community.

“Consequently, an Assistant Commissioner of Police led a team of policemen to the scene.

“The team noticed heavy movement of cattle in the area but diverted them to avoid destruction of farmlands,” Mr. Butswat said.

The spokesperson advised community leaders in the state to maintain peace and always partner with the police to prevent crime in their communities.

(NAN)


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  • Izon REDEEMER

    Dickson who wants to avoid efcc investigating him so–decided to have cow ranches in his state————-Bayelsan are not cow meat—–loving Nigerians— they eat mostly fish——Rather than improve the fishing industry in the state———he is busy encouraging the Fulanis to take over the limited flood prone lands in the state————Most Ijaw elites hardly ever think–before they embark on childish ego trips–around Nigeria—————-That is why u hardly see an Ijaw man with an oil well–even with the presidency of Jonathan——who see himself as an Ibo man than Ijaw.—————–to enable them ppl pretend to think like the Fulanis–Ibos and Yorubas which they will never be—————–Remain Mbamiris—————-till the coming of our Lord————————–This is simply stupidity of the highest order—————-An oil producing state that has no dialysis centre in her hospitals——would rather have cows from Mali and Cameroon on her streets——————-than reside in a clean environment free of the ailments troubling the brain of bingo Buhari———-what a shame————————The last time such took place an Ijaw Youth was killed by Fulani cowhands in Trofani————————-what did Dickson do to the families nothing————–practically nothing——————–God will catch up with him one day–regardless—————–of his sale of the state to Fulanis and his mothers tribe the Yorubas————-Sylva is no different rom mumu dickson sha