Delta state Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has decried the frequent loss of lives from herdsmen attack on defenseless farmers and other Nigerians, insisting that the Federal Government must curb the menace through stringent measures.
He therefore urged the Federal Government to disclose to Nigerians the steps it had taken so far to stem the ugly trend of clashes between herdsmen and farmers in the country.
Governor Okowa revealed that despite restraint in his administration efforts, due to his limited control of security apparatus, there has been concerted efforts by his government to check the havoc being wrecked by Fulani herdsmen on famers through interface with critical stakeholders.
The governor made the call during an Annual Lecture Series organised by Onu Ika Nigeria at Abavo, Ika South Local Government Area of the state,
Earlier, the Head, Collective Leadership, Onu Ika Nigeria, Mr Daniel Usifor, had said in an address that “for three consecutive years, Onu Ika has consistently forewarned of the devastating influx of these deadly Fulani herdsmen in our communities.
“We even saw them as foot soldiers on reconnaissance mission waiting for trigger action or orders to act; we also cautioned that there is an undeclared war in Nigeria.”
He urged the government to take actions to check the menace of the herdsmen and thanked the governor for his administration’s commitment to the development of the state.