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Imo CP Meets Herdsmen, Tightens Security in Affected Areas

by on May 5, 2016
 

In a bid to calm the growing apprehension in Imo com­munities following the re­cent incident that occurred in Enugu community, the Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Taiwo Lakanu, met with herdsmen in the state yester­day at Obinze, Owerri West Local Government Area of the state to avert a repeat oc­currence in the state.

The CP who also deployed Policemen to the affected communities also noted that he had observed the fear by affected communities in the state over the activities of Fu­lani herdsmen, adding that the meeting had become nec­essary to ensure that the lives and properties of everybody in the communities are safe.

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He listed the communities that are under the alleged siege by the herdsmen to in­clude Abueke community in Ihitte Uboma Council Area of the state as well as Ezini­hitte and Ihube communities in Okigwe Council Area.

Lakanu at the meeting, ap­pealed to the herdsmen to live in peace and cooperate with their host communities and security agencies in the State.

He warned them against taking their cattle to graze in people’s farms, while pleading with the communities and indigenes to live in harmony with one another irrespective of their tribe, assuring that the police will protect every law abiding citizen in the state.

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