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The Kwara Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has sensitised some traditional rulers in Ilorin on peace and conflict resolution.

The sensitisation programme was organised by the Peace and Conflicts Resolution Unit of the command, at a Town Hall meeting in Ilorin on Monday.

The state NSCDC Commandant, Mr Makinde Ayinla, appealed to the Baloguns, Mogajis, Alaguas and other traditional heads to always make use of peaceful resolution means to resolve any dispute that might arise on land matters in their respective areas.

Ayinla, who was represented by DCC Adeoye Fatai, Head of Unit of Peace and Conflicts Resolution, decried growing number of land related issues and matters which the unit was handling.

He informed the forum that the issue of government taking over landed properties of families and individuals are for the development of the town.

The state commandant explained that notable and major development had been done by the government, including job opportunities that the town had benefited from giving up their landed properties.

“We want to appeal to the forum to always make use of alternative dispute resolutions and not to use any violent method when dealing with government or individuals.

“I also want to assure you that when government takes over any landed property belonging to family or individuals, compensations will be paid,” he said.

Alhaji Zulukarnaini AbdulRahman, the Chairman of Alangua/Mogaji Forum, expressed gratitude for the programme and assured that the forum and entire people of the town would work together with the unit.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some Mogajis and Alanguas also thanked the organisers of the programme and pledged their support for NSCDC.