Sunday, 12 March 2017

Oyo govt to prosecute herdsmen with guns, extreme religious preachers

Oyo State Government has warned herdsmen
operating in the state to desist from carrying guns
and other dangerous weapons.

The government gave the warning in a communiqué
issued at the end of the State Inter-Religious/Ethnic
Committee (OYSIREC) meeting in Ibadan on Sunday.

According to the communiqué, any herdsman
caught with guns and dangerous weapons would be
treated as criminals and prosecuted accordingly.

OYSIREC was inaugurated by Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of
Oyo state on March 9, in Ibadan.

The committee comprised religious, ethnic and
community leaders as well as security agents and it
is to proffer solutions to ethnic and religious
conflicts in the state.

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