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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Fulani Herdsmen:Imo State Commissioner Of Police, Lakanu, Moves To Douse Tension In Communities


The Imo State Commissioner of Police, CP Taiwo Lakanu, Fdc, has moved to foster unity and understanding between Fulani cattle rearers and host communities in Imo State.

A release by the command read:  
The Commissioner of Police Imo State, CP Taiwo Lakanu, fdc has noted with concern, the high level of apprehension among communities over Fulani herdsmen activities in the State.
Prominent are information from Abueke in Ihitte Uboma, Ezinihitte and Ihube in Okigwe areas where indigenes raised fears over the likely invasion of their communities by the Fulani herdsmen.
Responding to the information by the concerned communities, the Commissioner of Police swiftly and proactively deployed police contingent to the affected areas to forestall any security breach.
In an attempt to douse tension, on Friday 29th April, 2016, the Commissioner of Police and members of the Command Management team held a meeting with notable Cattle rearers  who ply their trades at Obinze in Owerri West L.G.A. soliciting for their understanding and the need to live and cooperate with their host communities and security agents in the State.
Noting that the Fulani Cattle rearers have been plying their trade over the years in the State without any problems and while preaching peaceful co-existence, the Commissioner of Police urged them to refrain from taking their herds of cattle into people’s farms while advising communities and indigenes to live in harmony with one another no matter where he or she comes from and assured his determination to ensure a peaceful and secured State. 


PHOTO: Imo State Commissioner Of Police, CP Taiwo Lakanu,At One Of The Meetings Between Fulani Herdsmen and Community leaders

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