Govs ban herdsmen movement, cattle in South East

Govs ban herdsmen movement, cattle in South East

Governors and leaders of the South east zone, yesterday announced a ban on the movement of herdsmen with AK47 and their Cattle in the zone. They declared that their activities have been the cause of conflict between herdsmen and farmers in the zone. Chairman of southeast governors forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi told

Governors and leaders of the South east zone, yesterday announced a ban on the movement of herdsmen with AK47 and their Cattle in the zone.

They declared that their activities have been the cause of conflict between herdsmen and farmers in the zone.

Chairman of southeast governors forum and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi told reporters in Enugu State.

The resolution, followed a meeting with the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, southeast governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers and other stakeholders in zone.

Umahi said the governors would soon meet with the President and  Service chiefs, with a view to proffering solutions that could tackle the rising tension in the zone.

He added that a joint air operation to flush out bandits from all forests in South East have commenced.

He denied inviting or been aware of the 2017 Operation Python dance launched by the army in the zone until it became operational in the states.

The exercise is the source of discontent between the governors and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

It has resolved to also engage the President on rising insecurity in the zone. Meanwhile, the Federal Government said it would complete the rehabilitation works at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu before December this year.

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At the meeting was hosted by Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, and attended by Willie Obiano of Anambra State,  Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State , Deputy Governor of Abia State Udo Oko Chukwu and Ohanaeze Ndigbo President general,  Nnia Nwodo, among others.

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