Anambra state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hosea Karma has urged Fulani cattle herdsmen and host communities to allow peace to reign by cooperating and living in harmony.
Karma made the call yesterday at the Anambra State Cattle Menace Conflict Committee meeting held in Awka, the state capital.
He said that the committee which included the representative of Fulani herdsmen, State Security Council members, representatives of traditional rulers, President-General of town unions and other stakeholders had since inauguration on Feb. 23 worked assiduously with the host communities and cattle herdsmen to ensure peace between them.
According to him, the committee had worked hard to minimize conflict between the host community farmers and cattle herdsmen as well as for them to live harmoniously.
Karma affirmed that there was an instance case where the cattle rearers had to pay N400, 000 as compensation to the farmers for crops damages.
He said that the committee had also advised the cattle herdsmen to only allow their cattle on the highways from 8pm to further reduce road crashes.
He commended the state government for establishing the committee as conflict resolution, pointing out that the committee had intervened to resolve conflicts between the cattle herdsmen and host communities.
“The Committee has been holding meetings with concerned parties just to minimize problem among them and farmers should report to the Committee if they found it wanting from the herdsmen.” CP stated.