You must rid yourselves of criminals - Police tells cattle rearers

You must rid yourselves of criminals - Police tells cattle rearers

- Some communities in Delta state have been at war with Fulani herdsmen over attacks from some of the cattle breeders

- Police commissioner, Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim, said he would no longer take it lightly with anyone trying to cause problems in the state

Fulani herdsmen in Delta have received a warning from the state police commissioner over the activities of criminal elements in their midst.

Zanna Mohammed Ibrahim urged the herdsmen under the umbrella Miyetti-Allah to ensure that unity in their midst so they would find it easy to work against those perpetrating crime.

He also asked them to resolve their differences with Adonishaka and Umutu, two communities in Ukwuani local government area of the state.

Ibrahim said this when the association as well as elders from the two communities reportedly paid him a visit.

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He said he was poised to ensure peace, safety and orderliness in the state and would not condone any act that would endanger the people.

The commissioner, who praised the communities for their understanding and maturity in the way they handled alleged criminal activities among the herdsmen, pleaded for credible information from them so the police would serve them well.

He said that all hands must be on deck towards finding an acceptable and lasting solution to the herdsmen/farmers’ lingering crisis, especially in the state.

He said a committee consisting of selected individuals from the communities in all the affected areas in the state would be set up soon to resolve areas of conflicts arising from herdsmen activities.

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The communities and the association thanked the commissioner for his efforts in the state. earlier reported that amid the call from all quarters to send the killer Fulani herdsmen packing from the southern states, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state said that it was unconstitutional to send the herdsmen away from the state.

Okowa said every Nigeria has right to live in any part of the country.

This is even as community members who participated in a town hall meeting in the state government house unanimously called for the evacuation of the herdsmen from every part of the state.

In the town hall meeting where representatives of the Fulani herdsmen, security officers, comprising the state commissioner of police, Alkali Baba Usman, air force, the Nigerian navy and the army, Okowa said it was against the constitution of Nigeria to send the Fulani herdsmen out of the state.

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