Governor David Umahi Orders Arrest Of People Circulating Video Over Attack On Herdsmen In Ebonyi State

The Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi on Monday coordinated the quick capture and arraignment of certain people claimed to be flowing a video and sound message via web-based media that Fulani herders were enduring an onslaught in the state.

Umahi made this known while talking with columnists soon after a crisis meeting between the state government and the administration of Miyeti Allah, which occurred at the bureau office.

The Governor said the video and sound flowing web-based media was at that point causing frenzy and strain in the nation, particularly in the state.

He, notwithstanding, asserted that the resistance and other saw foes of the public authority are behind the flow of such recordings, with the aim to penetrate the current connection between the Ebonyi State government and Fulani herders.

He stated: “I have noticed that the video and sound round via web-based media stages are making dread. In Abakaliki nearby government territory the previous evening, two dairy animals were executed thus, my mandate is that the security offices should awaken.

“They should capture anyone that is attempting to examine any issue that is among life and demise including the Fulani herders.

This should be paid attention to and I won’t acknowledge the deferral in recovering this phony news that is causing alarm effectively in everywhere on the nation.

“That is anything but something to be thankful for, in light of the fact that we stayed silent.

“I need the principal legal officer and chief for equity and nearby government administrators to coordinate the herders to oversee their steers.

“I likewise need the nearby government to check on the off chance that we can give additional security around the herders at the neighborhood level” he expressed.

In the interim, the authority of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN in Ebonyi has disassociated itself from the implied disputable video and sound.

The Chairman of MACBAN, Alhaji Usman Ishaku, in a dispatch in Abakaliki denied the claim getting out and about that herders were assaulted and pursued out from the state.

“The sound and video available for use via online media stages asserting that herders were being assaulted and driven out of Ebonyi State, are bogus, phony, misdirecting and a coordinated endeavor by agitators and foes of harmony to cause disharmony between the harmony cherishing individuals of Ebonyi and Fulani herders inhabitants in the express” the gathering expressed.

Alhaji Usman Ishaku kept up that herders were making the most of their stay in Ebonyi and that there was no brutality.

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