Kwara State has directed the State Police Command to ensure compliance with compensation mechanism earlier put in place by the State Security Council as a way to enshrine peace between farmers and herdsmen in the state.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on Media and Communications,
Dr. Muyideen Akorede, in statement said the directive was sequel to the outcome of the Security Council meeting in Ilorin.
Akorede said the council also directed community leaders to avoid inviting herdsmen or other individuals into their communities without the knowledge of the Emir of Ilorin and Chairman, Kwara State Traditional Council of Chiefs, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
The council he disclosed received and took note of reports of cultism and other related activities in the State, and restated its call on landlords to properly scrutinize their prospective tenants before accommodating them.
Also, residents were also urged to be security conscious and report any suspicious activities or movement to the appropriate authorities, he added
He said government also called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to intensify their efforts and campaigns against abuse of prescription of drugs and other illicit drugs in the State.
“The Council was briefed and took note of the developments in the fight against insurgency in the North-East and urged security agencies to increase surveillance and advised citizens to remain vigilant to prevent infiltration of the State by undesirable elements.
“The council took note of what it considered the ongoing violations of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Code on political news and programmes as well as suspected hate speech on radio and television stations.
“Broadcasting stations and individuals involved in such infractions to avoid actions capable of fanning the ember of disunity and causing breach of public peace and order in the State”, he added.