The deadly menace of herdsmen in the country has forced the Governor of Delta State, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa to call on the Federal Government to do something immediately to halt the activities of the marauder across Nigeria.
Governor Okowa made the call during the 25th coronation anniversary and 64th birthday anniversary of the Ovie of Ughelli Kingdom, HRM Wilson Oharisi III which was rounded off with an inter-denominational church service at Ughelli township stadium.
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Speaking at the occasion which attracted traditional rulers, top government functionaries and people from all walks of life, Okowa said; “Fulani herdsmen’s menace is a national challenge. It has become something that is affecting all the states in the federation”.
Continuing, he added that; “The Federal Government should have a policy direction for us to live in peace with the Fulani herdsmen. I do hope that there will be a policy direction to reduce the clashes. I appeal to our people to continue with the peaceful engagement process while we continue to pressurise the Federal Government to have a policy direction on the issue”.
Okowa while addressing the gathering also commended the role played by traditional rulers in their respective kingdoms in maintaining peace, unity and order among their subjects.1
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