Insecurity: Osun govt. to organise data capturing for herders, issue ID cards

Osun government says it will embark on data capturing and profiling of herders residing in the state.

Mr Mudasiru Toogun, Chairman, on Peaceful Co-existence Fulani/ Bororo and Farmers in Osun, said this at a meeting held with heads of Fulani and Bororo on Wednesday in Osogbo.

Toogun said data capturing exercise was part of government’ efforts to the cordial relationship and peaceful co-existence Fulani/Bororo herders and Yoruba farmers in the state.

He said that government would also embark on enumeration and headcount of immigrants in the state.

According to Toogun, the exercise is part of efforts to the statistics and data of immigrants living in the state.

He said initiative would help to determine the population of the immigrants so as to any form of security threat that might arise arose from influx of .

Toogun said state had worked out modalities to begin the issuance of cards to Fulani and Bororo living in the state as a means of identification.

He said that the initiative would further help to stem the tide of incessant security challenges in the state.

“The essence of this meeting is to meet our people, the Fulani/Bororo community, to sensitise them on the need to continue to the bond of unity, peaceful coexistence and togetherness.

“As we all know and as reported in the media, some states in the country are facing serious security threats, resulting from Fulani-Bororo and farmers crises.

“As such, we felt it was to convene this meeting to further the bond that binds us together as brothers and sisters.

“The government has resolved to commence the enumeration and headcount for immigrants, particularly Fulani-Bororo herders living in the state, as part of efforts to fight insecurity”, Toogun said.

In his response, the Seriki Fulani in the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Babatunde, assured government of total compliance with relevant rules capable of sustaining the bond of unity them and Yoruba farmers.

Babatunde, while for further support from the government, assured that his people would continue to live and relate peacefully with their host communities. (NAN)