The Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has said that any plan to create a grazing reserves for the Fulani herdsmen will be frustrated in the southeast because there are no sufficient land space in the zone for it.
Governor Ikpeazu spoke this morning when he appeared on the Magic 102.9FM Aba flagship programme “People and Politics” stressed that there are enough land space in the north for grazing reserves
“We don’t need grazing reserves in the South-East, because we don’t have land space for it. There are enough land in the north, so let have grazing reserves there.”
It will be recalled that Abia State Government recently started recruitment of able bodied youths to provide security at all borders leading into the state. This is to forestall any possible attack of Abians by Fulani herdsmen.
To this end, security agencies have been re-equipped, while men of the Abia State Vigilante Services (AVS) have commenced intensive training, for onward deployment to the communities to assist in community policing under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police.
All Traditional Rulers in the state have been directed to submit names of 10 able-bodied youths from their community to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th May 2016. These youths will be enlisted into the Abia State Vigilante Services (AVS) to further boost community policing in the state.
Law enforcement agencies have also been mandated to search and monitor all trucks and vehicles conveying livestocks, food items and persons into the state from any part of the country with a view to preventing inter-state movement of arms and terrorists. The law enforcement agencies will also search and monitor markets and settlements where livestocks and dealers are located, to ensure security.
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