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Obiano declares herdsmen carrying guns as criminals, bans itinerant herders

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has mentioned any herdsman discovered carrying a gun within the state needs to be handled as a legal.

The governor mentioned it was unwise to deal with criminals with levity, including {that a} recent census for all herdsmen within the state has commenced and that when the train was concluded, the state will not tolerate itinerant cattle herders settling within the state and even passing by way of the state with their herds.

Obiano acknowledged this yesterday in a stakeholders’ assembly on safety with heads of assorted communities, safety chiefs, conventional rulers and different teams, on the necessity to preserve safety within the state.

He mentioned, “Now we have accomplished a census of herders in Anambra State final 12 months and so they have been 77 in quantity. We’re doing a brand new one now, and after the census, we’ll by no means enable itinerant herdsmen to come back in once more.

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“Those inflicting bother usually are not right here (Anambra), they arrive in from outdoors. Additionally, we now have heard studies of herdsmen who carry arms. Any herdsmen carrying arms is a legal and we won’t tolerate that. Should you discover them, report them as a result of they’re criminals.

“Now we have prosecuted some prior to now. We won’t enable itinerant herdsmen to move by way of Anambra after the census. We can have the names, telephone numbers and tackle of all herdsmen in Anambra, and we might be holding conferences with them at intervals,” Obiano mentioned.

The governor additionally mentioned that his authorities takes safety significantly, which is the explanation the state has been proclaimed the most secure within the nation. He additionally added that his administration has been very supportive of safety companies within the state, as safety remained everybody’s enterprise.

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“Something about safety is primary for me. We thank our safety companies for maintaining Anambra on the excessive because the most secure state in Nigeria.

“I’ve distributed over 520 autos to safety companies within the state and I made a chosen petrol station the place you go to take gas to keep away from saying you don’t have gas whenever you get misery calls. In the present day, each police automobile you see operating round is fueled by me,” he mentioned.

Obiano declares herdsmen carrying weapons as criminals, bans itinerant herders

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