Governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi vowed that his
administration will not be deterred from producing quality rice
that will be consumed by all Nigerians.
Umahi, represented by the commissioner for Agriculture and
natural resources, Mr Emmanuel Ikechukwu Nwobo, said while
addressing newsmen over the weekend that the state
government had plans to boost Agriculture and that it cannot
be stopped by herdsmen.
The policy of Ebonyi state government do not give room for
herdsmen to operate violently. There is a link between the
herdsmen and the state, local government areas and
“We cannot run away from accepting that the herdsmen
attacks is a menace to the country. In every part of Nigeria,
there is a problem of herdsmen destroying the farm lands of
our people. But, that will not stop us from farming. We are of
the opinion that the policies adopted currently by the President
Mohammadu Buhari led administration may by the grace of
God douse the menace of attacks.”
"Herdsmen are not allowed to move from one local
government area to another without the permission of the host
community heads. If herdsmen who are foreigners enter here,
the resident herdsmen will raise alarm.
“Herdsmen who are foreigners, should be monitored. This will
help in preventing further attacks by the herdsmen who invade
our rural areas. Herdsmen have been existing in many part of
Nigeria before now. But, It is unfortunate, we now have a
different herdsmen who move around with intention to kill and
maim people. I don’t think that this type who kill and destroy
people’s properties are real herdsmen.
The Governor revealed that every machineries are being put in
place to see to it that her bountiful rice production is not
affected in anyway and while this is being done, the herdsmen
seize to be a threat to the peace of the State.