The Nigeria Police Force, Bauchi State Command has asked farmers in Buachi state to harvest their farm produce now in order to allow herders to graze freely and avoid farmers/herders clashes.
This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, SP Ahmed Wakili.
According to the police spokesperson, the Command has identified herders’/farmers’ clashes, communal clashes; armed robbery; kidnapping and abduction; road accidents; stealing of farm produce, and mischief as well as thuggery, amongst other social vices as potential security threats for the Ember-months season in the state and other parts of the country.
On that note, the Command called on the general public for proactive security measures which everyone is required to be acquainted with and adhere to in order to enhance general safety and security in the state.
The police spokesperson stated that “to avoid herders-farmers and communal clashes, the Command called on the respective organs to refrain from acts of mischief or any acts that could lead to the breakdown of law and order and Public peace.
“However, farmers are advised to evacuate their farm produce in good time before herders start grazing freely and it degenerates into the aforementioned.
“Also, all herders are unequivocally warned to desist from trespassing into farmer’s crops before they harvest them.”