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Farmers and herdsmen in Paiko community in Gwagwalada Area Council of Abuja have consented to a peaceful resolve, by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cease the clashes in the community.
The MoU was signed during a peace meeting summoned by the council chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mustapha, to put an end to the incessant clashes between farmers and herders.
Witnessing the signing of the peace treaty, the District Head of Paiko, Alhaji Ibrahim Latina, said it was of utmost importance that the clashes between both parties be brought to an abrupt end.
He said that the clashes between farmers and herders shaken the council and the council had resorted to the MoU as a lasting solution to the restoration of peace in the community.
“And by writing the peace agreement, it is now clear that the leadership of both sides will be held responsible in case of any security breach in the community, “ he said.
The District Head of Paiko, who witnessed the treaty alongside the Ardo of Fulani in the area, Abubakar Baidu, advised both parties to tolerate one another, saying anyone found in breach of the treaty would face the law.
The Director of Chieftaincy Affairs of FCDA, Alhaji Shaba Ibrahim, present at the peace pact, advised both farmers and herders to ensure they lived in peace and harmony with each other, saying cohabition is instrumental to development.
The Police Area commander in charge of Gwagwalada, ACP Sunday Okeobo, sent a warning to farmers and herders not to take the laws into their hands, because nobody is above the law; adding that they would face the wrath of the law should they go against the treaty
The pact signing was witnessed by representatives of various security agencies as well as traditional rulers in attendance.