The Imo state House of Assembly, on Tuesday, April 17, said “investigation is fully on” into the matter, following the call to investigate the level of damages caused by herdsmen in Imo communities, Vanguard reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that this is coming at a time the wave of community violence was said to be prevalent, even as the state commissioner of police, Chris Ezike, claimed that "there is calm in Imo communities."
According to Marcel Ekwezuo, the chief press secretary to the speaker, Imo state House of Assembly, there is a motion to that effect.
Ekwezuo said: “In Imo state House of Assembly, there is a motion to that effect. It was after a team of responsible men and women from Okigwe LGA, protested to the Imo State House of Assembly over the attacks in their communities by herdsmen.
“A committee was set up that will now urge the governor to bring together both the community stakeholders and herdsmen including the Hausa community to the Government House, so that they can look into the issue.
“As of now, I have not been able to acertain the level of work done by the committee. But I want to tell you that the investigation is still on.
“I do know that the investigation of the House has processes. I want to tell you that the investigation is fully on. I want you to know that there are real cattle rearers and there are bad ones who have given them a bad name."
NAIJ.com previously reported that Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi on Tuesday, April 17, set up a judicial commission of inquiry to look into the suspected herdsmen attacks in the Ogane-Nigwu, Ojuwo-Ajimadi and Agbenema-Ife areas of the state.
The committee, which comprises of fourteen men, is to determine the immediate and remote causes of the crisis in the affected communities, identify individuals or group of persons responsible for the mayhem, the Punch reports.
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