The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Agro Ranger Special Unit, Kwara Command, has resolved a conflict between a farmer, Yusuf Igboona, and a herder, Tijani Dogo.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, PRO, Babawale Afolabi, in a statement in Ilorin said the conflict occurred at its outpost station in Banni.
He added that the suspect was invited and upon interrogation he confessed to have committed the offence.
The complainant demanded for ₦40,000, but the suspect pleaded to pay ₦25,000 which the complainant later agreed upon.
The PRO mentioned that after the mediation between the two, the suspect paid the said ₦25,000 and the case was resolved amicably.
Afolabi explained that the Agro Ranger Special Unit was created to protect farmlands and farmers against bandits.
Concluding, he said mediating in the recurring farmers/herders conflict in the country would be part of their duties.56