South-East Governors Ban Herdsmen, Cattle Movement

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The South-East governor forum has announced that it has banned the activities of Fulani herdsmen within the region.

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This was made known by Chief Dave Umahi, Chairman of the Governors Forum, via a communique it issued in Enugu shortly after having a meeting that included the Minister for Aviation, the Army, Police, the clergy, Igbo leaders, federal ministry of works, among others.

Part of the communique reads:

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“We have agreed that we have to put measures in place to restrain the 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.”

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