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Police arrest 2 in Jigawa

08 November 2014, 15:56

Hadejia – The Police in Jigawa on Saturday arrested two suspects for involving in farmers-herdsmen clash in Guri Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, confirmed the arrest to the media in Hadejia.

The media reports that the clash began at Una-Kadara community on Friday when farmers accused herdsmen of encroaching into their farm lands.

Jinjiri, who said normalcy had returned to the area, however, said that six persons sustained injuries during the clash.

He also said the command had deployed police men to the area to maintain law and order, noting that the police had begun investigation on the causes of the clash.                             

Also Read: New police committee to probe communal clashes

Reacting to the clash, Alhaji Lawan Abdu, the Secretary to the State Government, called on farmers and herdsmen to embrace dialogue in resolving their differences.

He made the call when members of the State Security Committee visited the scene of clash at Una-Kadara on Sarturday.

He said that the state government had set up farmers-herdsmen conflict resolution committees to promote peaceful co-existence in communities across the state.

Abdu also urged security agencies to harmonise their operations to enhance security in the state.

-    NAN


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