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We lost 23 herdsmen in Ogun crisis — Sarkin Fulani

The Sarkin Fulani of Abeokuta, Muhammad Kabir Labar on Tuesday said 23 herdsmen were killed and about 20 houses burnt in the recent crisis in Ogun State.

Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting on farmers and herdsmen’s clashes in the state which was attended by Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, Zamfara State Governor Bello Matawale, Kebbi State Governor Atiku Bagudu and Niger State Governor Abubakar Sanni Bello, Labar also disclosed that 20 houses were burnt during the crisis.

He blamed the crisis on “strangers” who disrupted peaceful coexistence enjoyed in the state over the years, and further stated that those elements are bent “on setting our people against one another by whipping up ethnic sentiments.”

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