Do not kill Fulani herdsmen, even if they invade your communities and destroy your farms – Okowa tells Delta residents

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– Governor Patrick Okowa stated that the herdsmen issue is a national one which has been debated even at the Governors Forum – He rejected claims from certain quarters that the Fulani herdsmen were being sponsored by certain military personnel – Okowa’s statement was in response to claims from citizens at the meeting, that the Fulani herdsmen were responsible for the state’s food scarcity

Delta state residents have been urged by their governor Ifeanyi Okowa, not to kill rampaging Fulani herdsmen who invade their communities and wreak havoc on their farmlands.

According to reports, rather than taking laws into their hands, the governor wants the people of Delta to let the government handle the situation.

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NAIJ.com notes that Okowa made his comments during a town hall meeting in Oghara, Delta.

“It is not peculiar to Delta State. In fact, not long ago, a whole village was destroyed in Benue State.“I do not believe the criminal elements among the herdsmen are being backed by certain military personnel, as being claimed in some quarters. “However, I believe the federal government must make a direct policy statement.”

He said: “You see, it is a very complex issue; it is a national issue and we have all been shouting about it even at the Governors Forum.

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The governor made his comments in response to statements from Delta citizens during the town hall meeting, that the food scarcity being witnessed in the state was caused by the herdsmen.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that some members of the Osisa community, in Ndokwa-East Local Government Area of Delta state reportedly launched a reprisal attack on Fulani herdsmen.

The incident came few days after some women held the secretary to Delta Government, Festus Ovie Agas, and other government officials hostage over alleged killing of their people by the herdsmen.

Watch this NAIJ.com TV video about the Fulani herdsmen massacre in Southern Kaduna