South-East governors have banned movement of herdsmen and cattle from one community to the other within the geopolitical zone.
The Governors disclosed this today August 31st in Enugu, during their meeting with enlarged stakeholders.
In a communiqué delivered by Chairman of South-East Governors Forum, Chief Dave Umahi, the stakeholders said they deliberated on two major topics on matters of insecurity and the matters arising from the closure of the Enugu airport.
“We also agreed that we have to put measures in place to restrain movement of herdsmen and their cattle from one state to another which is a source and point of conflict with the natives and farmers. And also restrain the movement of cattle and herdsmen from community to communities across farmlands.”
“South East governors have banned herdsmen who move about with AK 47 guns and cutlasses and we want our security agencies to implement same. South East governors never invited the army nor were the South East Governors informed of any of their operations on Python Dance until the operations were already started in the states, Umahi said.
The Ebonyi state governor added that their earlier joint air operation to flush out bandits from all forest in South East would continue.