Police: Why Fulani herdsmen fled Ebonyi

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The police in Ebonyi State on Monday broke their silence on the sudden exit of Fulani herdsmen from a forest in the state.

Spokesperson for the state command, Loveth Odah, said in a statement that a Fulani businessman, Alhaji Adamu, decided to relocate his cows  from Ozibo village in Nkaleke Ichiaba/Enyishibiri community to Taraba State in sesrch of pasture for his cows as a result of the dry season.

The command was reacting to a viral video of Fulani herdsmen being allegedly chased out of forests in the state.

Denying the claim, she stated that he informed the village chief and chairman of Ichiaba Community Development Centre of his “peaceful and voluntary” relocation.

She said he left seven members of his family, namely Alhaji Musa Danfo and six others, in the settlement.

The command added that the Fulani community in the state paid a Christmas and New Year homage to Governor Dave Umahi on January 2, 2021 and didn’t report any threat to their existence.

 

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