Moses Olorunleke Convenes Kabba/Bunu Security Summit

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Farmers and herders in Kabba/Bunu Local Government of Kogi State have resolved to live in peace with on another.
The resolution for peace was reached at the end of a security summit for stakeholders, farmers, security chiefs and herdsmen in Kabba on Tuesday.
The resolution was made following submissions by traditional rulers, chairman of Miyetti Allah cattle rearers, Kabba/Bunu Chapter, Alh Ibrahim Sheidu; security chiefs, chairmen of religious bodies and other important stakeholders.
The Administrator of Kabba-Bunu, Hon. Moses Olorunleke noted that through dialogue the government and its citizens can collectively achieve the desired goals.
He, however, warned against  the spread of false rumour and the use of foul languages as they create more harm than good.
The administrator said he convened the security summit to ensure continued peaceful coexistence between the good people of Kabba/Bunu and the herders.
Olorunleke noted that Kabba/Bunu is an epitome of peace in the state, pointing out that nobody in Nigeria has the power to prevent anyone from doing business in any part of the country.
“I am appealing to the people of the Local Government irrespective of their tribes and religion to tolerate one another in order to live a peaceful life, where business will continue to thrive,” he said.
In his address, Special Adviser to the Administrator on security, ASP Samuel Ikusika (rtd), while presenting the framework for security resolution, opined that there must be a paradigm shift in the ways and manner people handle issues of security in the local government.
He described the security summit as another opportunity for the local government  to chart a way forward in sustaining the existing peace in Kabba/Bunu LGA.
Also speaking, Miyetti Allah Cattle Rearers Chairman, Alhaji Aliu Saleh, assured the Administrator that the leadership of the Fulani in the local government will ensure that they live and do their businesses in harmony with the communities lawfully.
His Royal Majesty, Oba Ikusemoro, Acting chairman Okun Traditional Council and the Olubunu of Bunuland, speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers, stated that the people are going to live and do their legitimate businesses in peace with the Fulanis and other settlers on the condition that the herdsmen remains law abiding.
Further more, the Administrator reaffirm his commitment of not compromising in his efforts to shield the local government from violence of any form especially by herders, even as he promised to ensure increased surveillance on the lives and properties of his people.
At the end of the summit, the stakeholders resolved to live harmoniously with one another for the growth and development of the Local Government. Data collection will also be done through registration of every fulani resident in the Local Government so as to enable access to all information.

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