Nigeria, Ghana to share intelligence on herdsmen clashes

Nigeria and Ghana are seeking to share intelligence on how to address herdsmen clashes with farmers.

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, (Rtd) Lt General Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau, had played host to Mr Williams Azumah Awinador, Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, on Friday.

The Ghanaian envoy noted numerous similarities in culture, religion and tradition between the two countries. He stated that Ghana was also contending with herdsmen/farmers crisis.

He therefore sought for a deepening of ties between the two states to tackle common security challenges.

 Awinador stated that the herdsmen/farmers conflict had assumed a regional dimension, and there was a need to adopt a sustainable regional solution to end the crisis.

The Interior Minister, agreed that the two countries needed more collaboration in the areas of intelligence sharing, to track down movement of arms and ammunition; transnational criminals, human trafficking and cyber crime.

He assured the Ghanaian envoy of Nigeria’s willingness to also share ideas on finding lasting solutions to pastoralist/farmer conflicts, which are now a regional security concern.