Okowa raises concern over herdsmen threats in Delta
By Titus Agbo
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, Wednesday, raised alarm over the threats of herdsmen his state saying that the state was under siege as a result of attacks by suspected herdsmen.
Gov. Okowa Governor Okowa made the disclosure at Isiokolo, Ethiope East in continuation of the town hall meetings across the state.
The Governor equally said that the state would not cede land to the establishment of cattle colonies, tasked the federal government to come out with definite policy that would help in curbing the attacks. He said: “Unfortunately, in our state, we are in a siege but we are trying to manage it the best way possible.
“We have made a statement that that we would not support cattle colonies in Delta State became we believe that we do not have enough land for our farmers considering the fact that a lot of our land is already degraded from oil exploitation activities.
“We have raised these issues along with other states as we have no doubt that the clashes we have here is not limited to Delta State.
“We believe the Federal Government needs to work out a policy that would checkmate this and we are happy that the Vice President is currently leading a committee to look into this, but before then, we would continue to work with the state commissioner of police on how to look into the issues involved.”