Abuja - Delta State Governor, Emmanuel Uduaghan, has
called on traditional rulers to be vigilant and promptly report activities of
Fulani herdsmen that are likely to breach the peace in their domains.
The Governor made the call in Warri at a meeting with traditional rulers and
chairmen of transition committees of different local government councils of the
He observed that in view of the recent spate of violence perpetrated by Fulani
herdsmen, vigilance was necessary to identify persons entering the state with
“We welcome visitors to our communities and state but we will not welcome
visitors that will give us trouble,” Uduaghan said.
He urged the traditional rulers to be at alert to avoid untoward occurrence
between their subjects and Fulani herdsmen, disclosing that government was working
with security operatives to forestall clashes between communities and herdsmen.
Clashes over land are commonplace in the area and have resulted in loss of
The governor also frowned at recent spate of criminal attack and sabotage of
oil and gas installations in the state by some unscrupulous elements.
He warned that the Federal and Delta State Governments “would not be
blackmailed by anybody.”
He asked any group having legitimate grievances to channel them through proper
means than resorting to violence.
“The government is ready and prepared to deal with such criminals and nobody
can threaten this country,” said Uduaghan.
– CAJ News
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