South-East govs ban herdsmen, cattle movement

The Governors of South-East geopolitical zone have banned movement of herdsmen and cattle from one community to the other within the zone. .

According to Vanguardngr, Chairman of the Governors Forum, Chief Dave Umahi, said their discussion agreed that their earlier joint air operation to flush out bandits from all forest in South-East would continue. .
The Governors made the disclosure in Enugu, Saturday, during their meeting with enlarged stakeholders meeting that 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,” he said.
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