Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Delta Community dismisses Fulani Herdsmen

Fulani herdsmen have agreed with the Olomu Traditional Council in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State, to vacate the kingdom for an interim period of two weeks beginning from June 25, to July 9 to enable the kingdom work out modalities for re-entrance in order to avoid further clashes.

It was gathered that the decision was reached by the leadership of the Fulani herdsmen led Alhaji Jibrin Haruna, and other members of the Fulani Cattle Owners Delta State at the palace of His Royal Majesty Ovie R. Ogbon, Ogoni-Oghoro I, the Ohworode of Olomu Kingdom.

The herdsmen were represented by Alhaji Haruna, Alhaji Immam Young-Okotie, Alhaji Garba,  Alhaji Usman Suleiman and Alhaji Mohammed Aliyu and the Olomu Traditional Council led by HRM Ovie R. Ogbon-Ogoni Oghoro I, and his chiefs at the well-attended meeting.

The meeting at the palace of the monarch followed reports of alleged criminal activities by the Fulani herdsmen who destroy farm crops, rape Olomu women, as well as intimidate farm owners from doing their legitimate farming business in their own farms.

The community warned that the Fulani herdsmen must vacate the kingdom for failing to properly negotiate with the Olomu Traditional Council before embarking on their grazing business in his domain.

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