The new entry of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle into Delta has been banned by the state government as part of measures to properly monitor security situation in the state in order to ensure that it is a safe haven for Deltans and investors.
Secretary to Delta State Government, SSG, Mr. Ovuozourie Macaulay, weekend, who made this known weekend when he ran into a robbery operation in broad daylight on Ogwashi-Uku/Kwale Road, which is one of the black spots where bandits usually way lay motorists and passengers at random, however, gave the assurance that the Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan-led administration would ensure that criminals no longer find a hiding place in the state.
The SSG, who ordered his security team into the bush in search of the hoodlums, also took part in the rescue operation of the robbery victims, which led to the rescue of one Juliana, who was shot on the
upper arm by the robbers.
Narrating her ordeal, another victim, Mrs. Olise Evelyn, said that she lost N200,000 to the robbers, who according to her, were suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
In a related development, State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Chike Ogeah, had last week, while commenting on the killings in Ogume purportedly carried out by Fulani herdsmen, said that the state government was finding a lasting solution to clashes between herdsmen and villagers who complained of the destruction of their farmlands and subsequent harassment by the herdsmen.