Five northern governors storm Ogun over herdsmen crisis

Five northern governors will arrive Ogun state today to hold a security meeting with Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun in the government house in Abeokuta.

Governor Abiodun revealed this on Monday while leading security chiefs and some members of the state executive council to some areas in the state that had witnessed killings by herdsmen.

Mr Abiodun, who addressed some aggrieved villagers at Oja-Odan, had a hectic time calming them down over the development.

He later visited Igbooro where three persons were killed and nine injured in a Sunday night attack.

Some of the areas attacked by the Fulani herdsmen are Eggua, Ketu, Igbooro, Iselu, Agbon-Ojodu, Asa, Ibeku, Imeko and Oja-Odan.

The governor, while speaking on the meeting with the five northern governors, did not mention the names of his colleagues he would be meeting with, but said they were of Fulani extraction.

Abiodun said all the concerned groups would be represented with a view to charting a way forward on the security situation in the state.

He said, “I have called a stakeholders’ meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) with my colleague governors, who are Fulani and have people here.

“Five governors are coming to Abeokuta from the northern states. We will call some of you to the meeting to discuss the matter.”

Meanwhile, four northern governors on Monday met Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde in Ibadan over the recent clash between Yoruba and Hausa traders at Shasha market in Ibadan.

The visiting governors were Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Abubakar Bello of Niger, and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara.

A source at the meeting disclosed to newsmen that Mr Makinde will on Tuesday lead the visiting governors to Shasha community for an on-the-spot assessment of the market, as well as meet with various stakeholders in the crisis, with a view to arriving at amicable solutions.

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