Fulani Herdsmen menace: Transition Committee chairman assures of peace, security

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A TRANSITION committee local government chairman in Anambra State has assured the people of government’s commitment toward ensuring peace and security of lives and property in the LGA.

Collins Nwabunwanne, the chairman of Anambra West local government gave the assurance on January 10 at Umueze Anam during consultation with some stakeholders in the area.

He condemned activities of killer herdsmen in some parts of the country, especially in Benue and Taraba states.

Nwabunwanne noted that it was time the Federal Government put a stop to those senseless killings by herdsmen.

He explained that the aim of the meeting was to discuss with stakeholders on best possible ways that the menace could be averted.

The chairman also noted that a committee made up of three individuals from the three zones that make up the council – Ifite-Anam, Ezi-Anam and Igala zones would be set up.

According to the chairman the committee will liaise with the already established herdsmen committee at state level, together with traditional rulers and president generals, so that they could work together.

He commended Governor Willie Obiano’s commitment toward securing lives and property of Ndi Anambra.

The meeting had in attendance some traditional rulers — Igwe J Nnasoe, the traditional ruler of Ifite-Anam, Traditional ruler of Orom-etiti Anam; Igwe Nwaozekwe Okeke, the traditional rulers of Umuenwulum and other government functionaries.

Igwe Nnose on behalf of other traditional rulers thanked the chairman for organising the meeting, noting that it would help to tackle the menace.

Traditional rulers of Ukwalla, Umuwnwlum, Oroma-etiti and Owelle described the meeting as timely.

They noted that the gesture would go a long way in ensuring that people, mainly farmers, would feel secure in their farms.

They, however, cautioned the youths to desist from indulging in acts capable of jeopardising the peace being enjoyed in the local council.

They, then, thanked the Government for guaranteeing peace and security of lives and property in the state.

Victor Okoye, the majority leader in the Anambra State House of Assembly, suggested that government should not procrastinate on herdsmen issue, bearing in mind that security of lives and property of Ndi Anambra remained top priority.

He encouraged the youths, not to take laws into their hands by engaging in violent acts, but rather engage in social dialogue, noting that government would not condone violence.

 

– Jan. 12, 2018 @ 13:12 GMT |

 

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