Multi-million naira analysis and coaching farms belonging to the College of Ilorin have been destroyed by herdsmen.
The Vice-Chancellor of the College of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has decried the destruction of the College’s multi-million naira analysis and coaching farms by herdsmen, who additionally poisoned the dam with chemical substances.
In accordance with the College weekly Bulletin issued on Monday, the administration of the establishment final Thursday held a safety assembly with the leaders of the 11 Fulani settlements on the College land.
The publication quoted the vice-chancellor as saying that financial bushes’ have been destroyed by cattle grazing on the huge land of the establishment.
The assembly was attended by representatives of regulation enforcement businesses comprising of the Nigerian Police Pressure, the Division of State Safety Providers (DSS) and the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
On the assembly held on the establishment’s Auditorium Basement, Prof. Abdulkareem disclosed that the College administration would now not tolerate unlawful grazing of cows on its land.
He, subsequently, advised the unlawful settlers, who’ve began constructing everlasting constructions to vacate the College land within the curiosity of peace.
In accordance with him, this was coming nearly a 12 months after the College authorities first issued a stop discover to the unlawful settlers.
Abdulkareem recalled that the College administration had on April 26, 2017 handed down a seven-day ultimatum to the Fulani herdsmen encroaching on the College land to stop the campus, however the stop discover was by no means complied with.
The vice-chancellor additionally famous that on Might 11, 2017, 28 individuals, comprising Fulani herdsmen, Yoruba and Hausa farmers, have been dragged to an Ilorin Chief Justice of the Peace’s Court docket for allegedly trespassing into the College land, destroying the college’s plantation and perpetrating different unauthorized actions on the College campus.
He defined that the accused individuals have been alleged to have resorted to poisoning the establishment’s dam with chemical substances, whereas additionally partaking in unlawful felling of financial bushes from which they made charcoal.
Nevertheless, ultimately Thursday’s assembly, the Vice-Chancellor clearly advised the Fulani settlers that “sufficient is sufficient”.
The VC warned that the College may now not condone the damaging actions of their grazing cattle on the College land, as that is changing into too expensive for the establishment to bear.
In accordance with the establishment’s publication, herdsmen from 11 communities took turns to talk on the assembly.
The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation, Usman Adamu, advised the College administration that the herdsmen destroying the College farm land weren’t residing locally.
He mentioned that there have been different ethnic teams embarking on unlawful actions like logging, and weren’t Fulani.