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Anambra set to tackle herdsmen, communities’ clashes

AWKA—Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State plans to set up a committee to coordinate activities of genuine cattle herdsmen and their host communities.

This came as the leadership of Hausa/Fulani community in Anambra State,  raised an alarm of infiltration by unknown cattle herdsmen from outside the state, especially Kogi and Enugu states who they accused of destroying  crops and farmlands in both Enugu and Anambra States.

Fears have been expressed recently in parts of Anambra concerning the arrest of 486 suspected terrorists in Abia State, among who is a terrorist on the wanted list of security operatives.

Addressing the Hausa/Fulani community and local government chairman and some traditional rulers at a meeting, Governor Obiano said the committee would include representatives of the Hausa-Fulani communities, traditional rulers and Presidents-General of the affected communities as well as representatives of the police, among others.

He said that the Committee will  among others, ensure  that herdsmen were restricted to areas mapped for grazing to avoid the repeat of recent incident at Omasi in Ayamelum Local Government Area  that resulted in the killing of innocent farmers and destruction of two farms by herdsmen.


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