Bello Gov says culprits of farmers/herdsmen clash will be prosecuted

The governor directed the State Emergency Management Agency and security personnel to provide adequate protection for the survivors.

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Gov. Sani Bello of Niger has said that masterminds of the violent clashes between the Gbagyis and Fulanis in Lamba and Bara-Kuta in Paikoro and Bosso Local Government areas would be brought to book.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), recalls that four persons were killed in the skirmishes at Lamba and seven persons lost their lives in Bara-Kuta on Friday and Sunday while several others sustained various degrees of injuries in the clashes.

Bello, who visited the two communities on Monday, said government would no longer condone any act of lawlessness in the state.

"Nobody has the power or right to take the life of others. These senseless and unwarranted killings cannot and will not be condoned.

“You cannot just take machete and kill somebody because of disagreement. There are laws and nobody can claim to be above the law.

"I have instructed the chairmen of the affected councils, Commissioner of Police and my Special Adviser on Security to fish out the masterminds of the two clashes as well as their accomplices.

“I have also directed for comprehensive investigations into the incidents with a view to prosecuting and bringing the culprits to book.

"We are determined to bring an end to this barbaric act. The Police and other security agencies should ensure that we get to the root of these sad events; prosecute and punish those found culpable", he said.

The governor directed the State Emergency Management Agency and security personnel to provide adequate protection for the survivors.

Bello assured residents of the affected communities to go about their lawful duties, adding that government would ensure adequate security of lives and property.

"I sympathise with you over the unfortunate incident here at Lamba. Now that peace has returned, I implore you all to go about your duties and businesses without fear.

“Government is on top of the situation and we shall ensure the security of our people and their property, including their farms and animals", he added.

Meanwhile, Mr John Maikarfi, Chairman of Paikoro, said a committee had been set up to investigate the cause of the fracas at Lamba and is expected to submit its report by Wednesday. 

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