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Delta State under siege by Fulani herdsmen – Okowa


FULANI HERDSMEN ATTACKS – The Governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, said the state was under siege by herdsmen.

The Governor spoke at Isiokolo, Ethiope East Local Government Area, in continuation of the town hall meetings across the state.

Okowa insisted that the state will not cede land to the establishment of cattle colonies, asking the Federal Government to come out with a definite policy to end herdsmen attacks.

He said, “Unfortunately, in our state, we are under siege. But we are trying to manage it the best way possible.

“We have made a statement that we will not support cattle colonies in Delta State because we do not have enough land for our farmers, considering the fact that a lot of our land is already degraded from oil exploitation activities.

“We have raised these issues, along with other states, as we have no doubt that the clashes we have here are not limited to Delta State.

“We believe the Federal Government needs to work out a policy that will checkmate this and we are happy that the Vice President is currently leading a committee to look into this, but before then, we will continue to work with the state’s Commissioner of Police on how to look into the issues involved.”

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