Heardsmen attack: Kwara governor appoints special assistant on Fulani affairs

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The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the appointment of Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as Special Assistant, Fulani Affairs, to represent Miyetti-Allah Breeders Association in his administration.

The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Isiaka Gold, made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in Ilorin, the State capital.

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He explained that the appointment was driven by Governor Ahmed’s commitment to ensure harmonious relationship between herdsmen, farmers and other segments of the society.

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Many states across the country have been ravaged by bloodletting in the wake of unending clashes between farmers and suspected armed herdsmen.

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Mr Gold said the appointment would also serve to ease communication between members of the umbrella body of herders, the Miyetti-Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), the government and local farmers in the State.

The SSG recalled that the decision to appoint a Special Assistant on Fulani Affairs was reached at the enlarged meeting of the State Security Committee held recently.

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He congratulated the new appointee and urged him to approach his new assignment with the diligence and dedication that recommended his appointment.

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