Nigeria: More Than 50 Cases of Farmer-Herder Crisis Resolved in Edo – Official


Civil defence corps says it has trained conflict resolution experts to mediate and reconcile farmers and herders in Edo State.

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Edo State said no fewer than 38 suspects have been arrested for various crimes in the state, in the last 10 weeks.

The state’s Commandant of the corps, George Edem, disclosed this on Friday in Benin, while speaking on the achievement of the command during the period under review.

Mr Edem explained that the suspects were arrested for various criminal offences, ranging from illegal mining, vandalisation of critical national assets, conflicts between farmers and herders, to armed robbery.

He also stated that the command, during the period under review, also resolved more than 50 cases between farmers and herders across the state.

The commandant further stated that the command trained 40 personnel as mediators and conflict resolution experts to mediate and reconcile farmers and herders in the state.

According to him, the Agro Rangers unit of the corps had also put so much effort in ensuring that farmers return to their farms.

“The command has also deployed officers and men of the corps to designated schools in the state to curtail the spate of attacks and kidnapping of students.

“We are also working out modalities to sensitise students on their personal safety and security. We are saddened by the abduction of students in some part of the country by suspected bandits.