Following rumours of an impending reprisal attack h Fulani herdsmen on some communities in Anambra State, rhe police on Thursday said no such plan had come to its notice.
It was reacting to rumours that the herdsmen were planning to invade some communities in Awka South Local Government Area in retaliation for an alleged attack on a herdsman, according to a statement by the spokesman for the state police command, Haruna Mohammed.
It reads: “The attention of the Anambra State Police Command has been drawn to a publication going round in the social media that herdsmen are planning a reprisal attack over the incident that occurred on the 13/5/2018 at Agu in Awka South LGA of Anambra State where a Cattle rearer sustained injury due to attack by yet to be identified persons.
The publication is definitely a figment of the imagination of mischief makers. It is probably orchestrated by those elements who are not happy with the prevailing peace in the State which the Law enforcement agencies in collaboration with well meaning individuals are working assiduously to maintain.
For the avoidance of doubt, the State is enjoying a harmonious relationships between farmers and herdsmen who usually resolve any dispute amicably through an existing channel laid down by the State Government which comprises of the law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders.
Members of the public are therefore urged to disregard this rumour and go about their lawful businesses as the command is fully committed toward promoting safety and security in the State, please.”