The Governor of Delta State, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has denounced the continued attacks in the Avwon, Agadama, Ohoror and other communities of Uwheru Kingdom, Ughelli North Local Government Area of the State by the suspected Fulani herdsmen.
According to Governor Okowa, the suspected Fulani herdsmen were accompanied by armed personnel attacked the villages, towns in what can be narrated as an annual routine, over eight people were killed and many injured.
Governor Okowa said that that the crisis started on Thursday and as of on Saturday, many lives and properties, including farm lands had been destroyed.
Governor Okowa said, “The unwarranted attacks and killing of innocent locals in Avwon, Agadama and Ohoror communities of Uwheru Kingdom in Ughelli North Local Government Area and the wickedness of suspected herdsmen alleged to be aided and abetted by unidentified military personnel are mindless.
“I, however, appeal to the affected communities to remain calm and peaceful. I commiserate with the communities and families on the unfortunate loss of their loved ones.
“I have directed the Commissioner of Police and the Brigade Commander, 63 Brigade, Nigerian Army, to rise to the occasion and bring the culprits to justice.
“As a state, our people have been very receptive to herdsmen and other visitors, but our hospitality and welcoming disposition should not be taken as an act of cowardice.
“The state government will continue to encourage peaceful and harmonious relations between Deltans and their visitors but will not watch outsiders attack and kill our people any longer.”