Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Edo plans census of northerners to check activities of herdsmen

By News Express on 24/06/2017

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 886

•Governor Obaseki.
•Governor Obaseki.

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo said the government would set up a database of northerners resident in the state in order to tackle the rampant cases of attacks on farmers by herdsmen.

Mr John Mayaki, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said in a statement on Friday in Benin that the initiative would allow for easy identification of strange characters within their settlements.

According to the statement, Obaseki made his intention known to members of the Arewa Community in the state after hosting them to iftar (the traditional breaking of Ramadan fast) at Government House, Benin on Thursday night.

The governor admonished members of the Arewa Community in the state to embrace the diversity which exists in Nigeria and forge a united bond.

He asserted that no true Fulani herdsman would abandon his cattle and take to killing of innocent farmers.

The governor said that the recent cases of rape and murder were perpetrated by foreign elements bent on causing conflict.

“To checkmate the ugly trend, a committee will be set up to carry out community by community delineation of northern settlers across the state to help identify new comers and their aim.” Obaseki said that fenced grazing areas with watering facilities would be clearly defined by government for herdsmen to feed their cattle with payment of economic fees for services rendered.

The governor assured them of fair treatment in spite of religious differences, acknowledging that intermarriage has made them stakeholders in Edo.

Earlier in his remarks, the President of Arewa Community in Edo, Alhaji Umar, commended the governor for breaking fast with them.

He stated that members of the Arewa community were unhappy with the recent attacks as it was giving them a bad name.

Umar said that the community would support the state government in identifying and dealing with bad elements amongst the herdsmen.

It would be recalled that suspected herdsmen had on May 22, killed two women in their farms in Ewu community, in Esan Central Local Government area of the state.

Also earlier in the week, another killing was recorded in Ekpoma, Esan West Local Government Area. (NAN)

Source News Express

Posted 24/06/2017 12:56:44 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
2019 Elections: Bloggers Guild flags off Social Media...

Anambra Govt. doles out over N211m to reposition...

Wada cries out as arch-rival Audu takes early...

NGO sensitises female IDPs on self-protection against rape...

Why Nigeria can’t have state police now —...

DANGOTE FOUNDATION DOLES OUT N20 BILLION •Also gives...

We’ll soon unmask Boko Haram leader —Army

Kenyan President lambasts International Criminal Court over victimisation,...

Businessman offers $20,000 for every goal scored by...

Voter Cards for 2015 Nigerian polls intercepted from...

Ex-minister splashes N836.8m on foreign penthouses

We have created nearly 9 million jobs —...

 

Latest News Anambra monarch, wife die in quick succession Atiku releases ‘policy document’, promises to create three million jobs each year 4 INEC workers, NYSC member, 3-year-old die in Kogi accident Evans: Police hid me from Falana in a toilet University professor, employee kidnapped 2019 campaigns: Ezekwesili makes history, declares self the best 2019 Presidency: Jukuns endorse Atiku FG commends Zinox commitment to local content adoption Tambuwal now PDP Sokoto governorship candidate N800bn subsidy debt: Oil marketers send SOS message to FG I have forgiven those who plotted to impeach me — Ortom FEPSAN commends FG’s ban of NPF fertilizers

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (422,052 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (390,442 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (323,500 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,953 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,517 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,654 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (209,354 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,909 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (176,190 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,747 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,317 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (152,172 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (74) Business & Economy (3,800) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (964) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (568) Features (670) Global Business Monitor (310) International (2,695) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (38) News (40,644) Opinion (1,144) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,787) Religion (901) Sports (1,780) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera