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Herdsmen: Normalcy returns to Anambra communities

By Enyim Enyim

ONITSHA—NORMALCY has returned to Ayamelu and Isuanocha communities following the quick intervention of Anambra State Cattle Menace Committee, headed by the Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr. Garuba Umar.


The two communities were having clashes with Fulani herdsmen over the destruction of their crops  for some time now.

Speaking to newsmen on the matter, the chairman of Amansea Cattle Market and Secretary of Hausa Community, Alhaji Bello Maigari, said the crisis would have resulted to blood bath between the herdsmen and their host communities but for the timely intervention of the committee.

“I give kudos to the state government for setting up the committee because it has settled many issues amicably”.

Maigari equally praised traditional rulers in the state for their positive role in making sure that disputes between herdsmen and their host communities were settled.

He said their herdsmen have cordial relationship with their host community, Umueke community and the neighbouring communities, Ezinato, Ndiora and Isiagu where they graze their cattle.

“The state government gave us land to do our business at Ndiora and  we have no problem with our host community,” he said.

Maigari appealed to government to develop the place for them by providing perimeter fencing, water, access roads, police post and banks among other facilities.

On how to contribute to the revenue base of Anambra State government, he said they were discussing to have MOU to know how they could contribute to the internally generated revenue of the state.




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