Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has appealed to the people of the state not to kill herdsmen who invade their communities or stray into their farmlands with their animals but to allow the government to find lasting solution to the problem.
Okowa, made the passionate plea while speaking at a town hall meeting held at Oghara, the administrative headquarters of Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state.
Responding to general outcry by several contributors at the town hall meeting that Fulani nomads were compounding the prevailing food scarcity problems and poverty among the people, he stressed that the frequent clashes between nomadic herders and local community farmers was a complex national one that requires national resolution.
According to Okowa, “You see, it is a very complex issue; it is a national issue and we have all been shouting about it even at the Governors Forum. It is not peculiar to Delta State. In fact, not long ago, a whole village was destroyed in Benue State…