South-East governors ban herdsmen, cattle movement

The Governors of South-East geopolitical zone in Nigeria have come together to ban the movement of herdsmen and cattle from one community to the other within the zone.

According to reports, Chief Dave Umahi, the Chairman of the Governors Forum stated their discussion agreed that their earlier agreed air operation to flush out bandits from all forest in South-East would not stop.

The Governors made the revelation in Enugu, Saturday, during their meeting with enlarged stakeholders meeting whuch included the Minister for Aviation, the Army, Police, the clergy, Igbo leaders, federal ministry of works, among others.

He said:

“We also agreed that we have to put measures in place to restrain movement of herdsmen and their cattle from one state to another which is a source and point of conflict with the natives and farmers.

And also restrain the movement of cattle and herdsmen from the community to communities across farmlands.

South-East governors have banned herdsmen who move about with AK 47 guns and cutlasses and we want our security agencies to implement same,”

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