Akwa Ibom vow to bring killer herdsmen to justice


Akwa Ibom State authorities has vowed to deliver to e-book the suspected Fulani herdsmen who just lately killed a farmer in his farm at Nkek, Ukanfun Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Udom Emmanuel, who made this promise whereas visiting the household of the slain farmer, Christopher Udoakpan, nevertheless, appealed to the individuals of Ukanafun LGA to stay peaceable and law-abiding as sanctions had been already in place to handle the ugly incident linked to actions of herdsmen within the space.

The governor, who rued the violence allegedly attributable to herdsmen, which culminated within the killing of a farmer, gave the reassurance that safety brokers are already taking steps to deliver the perpetrators to face justice. The Secretary to State Government, Mr. Emmanuel Ekuwem, who represented the governor within the go to to the household of the bereaved, assured the individuals of Ukanafun LGA of presidency’s dedication to securing their lives and properties.

He mentioned: “The governor, on being knowledgeable of the dastardly act, directed me to proceed to Ukanafun instantly to see what’s going on that’s placing the lives of our individuals in peril. He could be very involved about your lives and property in Ukanafun and in Akwa Ibom State.

“Cattle rearing is a enterprise. Food and money crop cultivation are additionally enterprise. Cattle rearers can’t, due to this fact, rob Peter to pay Paul by forcefully changing our farmland into grazing fields for his or her cattle.

“Herdsmen should not mistake our civility under provocation for a sign of weakness. We have the right to defend ourselves.”

Responding, Mrs. Ido thanked the governor for his swift response, and guaranteed that the individuals of Ukanafun would try in direction of peace and would stop a break down of regulation and order.

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