The Police Command in Plateau has pledged to do its best to address the lingering clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some parts of the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Undie Adie, made the pledge in Jos on Wednesday at a stakeholders’ meeting on ways to address the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen. Adie said the meeting was mainly to seek ways of ending the persistent clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state. The commissioner said the clashes between the two groups had been a serious threat to peace in the state.
He said that the state was beginning to regain its lost glory after the conflicts. “We are not here today to apportion blames or call each other names, but I called this meeting for us to fashion out ways that will lead to lasting peace in the state. “We cannot continue like this; we cannot continue to kill and destroy each other’s farm lands, houses and other property. “We have come together as a people to work out ways that will take us back to those old good times where we were all living as brothers and sisters,” he said. The commissioner urged the people not to take laws into their hands, but report any incidence to the nearest police station or any security outfit nearest to them.