The 36 state governors have agreed to compensate victims of herders/farmers clashes in their various states.
This was disclosed at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
The communiqué was read to State House Correspondents by Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, who appeared alongside his Kenni State counterpart, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu.
The council also resolved to publicly condemn hatred against minority groups, adding that members of non-indigenous groups should be incorporated into local security groups.
Abiodun said: “The chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti State updated council on security situation and community policing as follows.
“He stressed the importance of the protection of all residents of all states including non-indigenous communities and religious and ethnic minorities within state jurisdictions.
“He stressed the need for the arrest and prosecution of all perpetrators of crime.
“It was agreed that in collaboration with federal authorities, the reconstruction of destroyed homes and payment of compensation where appropriate by state authorities for damage to property and livelihoods sustained during targeted attacks on communities within their jurisdictions must be done.
“It was also resolved that deceased victims of such violence are duly accorded dignified burial rites.”
The council has the Vice president, all state governors and Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and relevant ministers as members.
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