Security Agencies In Anambra Urged To Check Fulani Herdsmen Closely Against Illegal Weapons


Security agencies in the State have been urged to ensure that herdsmen does not carry dangerous weapons in any part of the State in line with the directive of Governor Willie Obiano.

Speaking to our man Paul Ezeoke in Awka, a legal practitioner, Mr John Okoli-Akirika said this would check their excesses and sustain prevailing peace in the State.

Mr Okoli -Akirika who noted that issue of security of lives and property ranks first in government policies, programmes and activities, said Governor Obiano’s stand against any form of insecurity and threat to peace is a demonstration of his responsiveness to the welfare of the people and promotion of directive principles as stipulated by the constitution.

He advocated that the Governor’s proactive measures and priority approach to act of governance should be emulated by other Governors to tackle the challenge of herdsmen across the country.

According to Mr Okoli- Akirika, the agreement initiated by the Governor between farmers and herdsmen provides effective platform to maintain law and order as well as promote peaceful co-existence by bringing all parties to a round table dialogue so that no party takes the law into its hands.

In his reaction, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Science and Technology, Sir Raymond Uchebo said the effective security network and conducive atmosphere in the State have scaled up the tempo of socio-economic activities which should be sustained for the collective interest of the citizenry.


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