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Nigerian Army averts farmers-herdsmen clash in Bayelsa


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of the 6 Division have averted what could have been another round of farmers and herdsmen clash in Bayelsa State.

Army spokesman Sani Usman said the troops bolted into action following an intelligence report on activities of suspected herdsmen at Akenfa 1, 2 and 3 communities in Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

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Mr Usman, a brigadier general, said the troops thereafter carried out aggressive patrol to the general area.

“During the patrol, the locals reported that some herdsmen while grazing along the area, allowed their cattle to eat up cassava from their farmland.

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“The patrol ensured that the matter was reported to the police where  it is being addressed toward arriving at an amicable resolution between the parties involved.

“The troops in conjunction with other security agencies have continued to patrol and track down criminals within Azikoro and Okada communities in Bayelsa State” he said.

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