Governor GODWIN OBASEKI of Edo State has admonished farmers and residents not to be scared by the activities of herdsmen, saying his administration was very much on ground to check the menace.
He spoke yesterday in Benin City at a symposium organised by the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state and titled ‘Sustainable agriculture as a panacea to herdsmen attack on arable crop farmers in Nigeria’.
Mr OBASEKI noted that the few bad eggs among the nomads were responsible for the senseless killing of innocent Nigerians, adding that not all herders were killers.
Part of the plan to address the menace, according to the governor, was the banning of night grazing and arms-carrying herdsmen in the state.
The State Comptroller of Prisons, Mr. AMADIN OSAYANDE expressed concern over the carrying of arms by herders, adding that “when there is food insecurity, there will be hunger.”