Not all Fulani herdsmen are killers – Gov Obaseki

Not all Fulani herdsmen are killers – Gov Obaseki


on February 13, 2018

By Fikayo Olowolagba

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Monday admonished farmers and
residents of the State not be scared out of their farms by herdsmen.

Obaseki, speaking at a symposium organized by the Correspondents
Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Edo State Council
stated that not all herdsmen were killers.

The governor who was represented by the Special Adviser on Food
Security and Agriculture, Mr. Joe Okoje, disclosed that a 7-man
committee which includes Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and DSS,
has been inaugurated in each of the 18 local government areas of the
State to address the crisis.

He said the ban on night crazing and arms-carrying herdsmen in the
State was part of his administration's plans to address the menace of
herdsmen/farmers' clash.

"Not all herdsmen are killers. Some of them are doing genuine
business. We should not allow the bad herdsmen's activities scare us
from our farms.

"In every society, you have the good, bad and ugly; and there have
always been Fulani herdsmen since we were kids. That is what we are
seeing now," Obaseki said.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, also at the
event said no case of herdsmen invasion in the State had been left
unattended to by the police.

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