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UNIILORIN Orders Squatter Herdsmen To Vacate The Institution Over Illegal Grazing



Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, the Vice- Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, has raised the alarm over the destruction of the Institution’s multi-million naira research and training farms by cattle belonging to unidentified herdsmen.
The school management, held a security meeting following the development with the leaders of the 11Fulani settlements located on the Institution’s land.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of law enforcement agencies comprising the Nigerian Police Force, the Department of State Security Services  and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.
The Vice-Chancellor  warned that the management of the University would no longer tolerate illegal grazing on it’s land.
He ordered squatters who had started building permanent structures on the university’s land without approval from the management to vacate the university land in the interest of peace.
The VC said the purpose of the meeting was to decide on a specific deadline for the herdsmen and other illegal settlers to vacate the property.
 He Recalled  that the university, under his immediate predecessor, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, in 2017 granted a three-month extension window to the settlers on request, he said the herders violated the agreement and failed to comply with it.
 The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Usman Adamu, told the UNIILORIN authorities that the herdsmen destroying the university farm land were not living in the community.
He added that the Fulani had been living peacefully in the environment and had even helped in checking crimes, such as kidnappings, robberies, which hitherto occurred on the university campus. He asked for time to come up with an appropriate response on the matter by February 22, 2018.







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