Governors of South-East geopolitical zone have banned movement of herdsmen and cattle from one community to the other within the zone. This decision comes weeks after a Reverend father was murdered by suspected herdsmen in Enugu state.
The Governors took this decision during their meeting with enlarged stakeholders which included the Minister for Aviation, the Army, Police, the clergy, Igbo leaders, federal ministry of works, among others today August 31st
In a communiqué delivered by Chairman of the Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, the stakeholders said they deliberated on two major topics, insecurity and the matters arising from the closure of the Enugu airport.
Governor Umahi said henceforth, herdsmen are banned in the region from walking around with AK47 and cutlasses.
“South-East governors have banned herdsmen who move about with AK 47 guns and cutlasses and we want our security agencies to implement same. South-East governors never invited the army nor were the South East Governors informed of any of their operations on Python Dance until the operations were already started in the states, Umahi said.
He also disclosed that they would write to President Mohammadu Buhari to request for a meeting with him and all the security Chiefs on issues of security to douse tension in the region.