Herdsmen/farmers’ clash: Expert suggests conflict resolution panel




OSOGBO – Dr Goke Adesiyan, an expert in peace and conflict studies has advised the government to constitute a conflict resolution panel to end herdsmen/farmers incessant clashes.

Adesiyan made this suggestion in interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Osogbo.

He said herdsmen/farmers clashes in the country was taking a dangerous trend, which needed to be tackled headlong in order not to heat up the polity.

According to him, a conflict-resolution panel is necessary for the purpose of aggregating the diverse interests of the warring factions and finding ways to accommodate them.

‘’It is so disheartening that this is happening now, when the level of insurgency in the country has becoming more worrisome and unbearable. [eap_ad_2] ‘’I believe a very robust strategy needs to be designed to tackle this ugly trend headlong for us to avert a major crisis that will degenerate the security situation in the country the more.

‘’A conflict-resolution panel needs to be constituted as a matter of exigency, to aggregate the contradicting interests of the parties and make them to meet one another half way.

‘’Also, the warring parties must first and foremost cultivate a patriotic mind-set for peace to reign and for the sustainability of our democracy,’’ he said.

Meanwhile, Adesiyan urged law enforcement agencies in the country to be more proactive and check the menace of illegal immigrants who might be taking advantage of the porous borders to wreak havoc. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]

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