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Gov. Obiano Pays For 70 Cows To Appease Herdsmen



The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has paid compensation for about 70 cows to herdsmen.
The cows were allegedly killed by a host community of Umumbo in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state.

The Governor also paid compensation to a community in the state whose farmlands were invaded by herdsmen.

The leader of the Muslim community in the state, Alhaji Garba Haruna, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Awka, the state capital.

He said this understanding had brought peace between herdsmen and host communities in the state.

Haruna, who doubles as the Special Assistant to the governor on Muslim Affairs, described the governor as “the man who saw tomorrow”.

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He commended the governor for his foresight in handling the affairs of non-indigenes of the state.
“Our governor can be called ‘the man who saw tomorrow’.

“Before this problem of herdsmen began, governor Obiano had constituted a committee on the cattle menace.
“The committee is headed by the Commissioner of Police in the state. I’m a member of that committee.
“And at various times, this committee had handled and settled disputes between host communities and herdsmen in the state.
“On one occasion the governor paid compensation for over 70 cows to herdsmen, while host communities whose crops were destroyed were compensated by the state governor.”

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He enjoined Muslims not to involve in any form of killing but to maintain the holiness of the Ramadan season.

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