Herdsmen invade Ayamelum, destroy crops

Herdsmen sacked from Benue State have invaded Ayamelum , Anambra state plain land and are currently wreaking havoc in the farms there, destroying crops.

The member representing Ayamelum Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Honourable Uchenna Okafor who raised the alarm has urged the Executive Arm of Government to checkmate activities of the Herdsmen.

The Lawmaker disclosed this while supporting motion for adjournment during plenary.

According to Honourable Okafor, the Herdsmen recently destroyed farm lands belonging to his constituents in the course of grazing their cattle. He regretted that the situation has compelled people of the area to stop going to their farms for fear of what will befall them.

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He urged Governor Obiano to direct the Committee saddled with the responsibility of settling dispute between herdsmen and their host communities to rise to the occasion by arresting the ugly trend to avoid loss of lives.

The Speaker, Barrister Rita Maduagwu urged Herdsmen to keep the agreement they reached with government in the interest of the state.

Supporting motion for adjournment, the Minority Leader and member representing Ekwusigo Constituency, Honourable Onyebuchi Offor extolled Governor Willie Obiano for flagging off the construction of Isingwu-Akwa-Ozubulu road in Ekwusigo Local Government Area.

Similarly, the member representing Idemili South Constituency, Honourable Chuka Ezenwune commended Governor Obiano for the ongoing palliative works on Afor-Nnobi-Nnokwa road, and Nnobi-Igboukwu road.

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He also called on the Anambra Road Maintenance Agency, ATMA, to send their staff to Afor-Nnobi Roundabout to enforce traffic light directives as motorists often flout it.

The member representing Njikoka Two Constituency, Dr. Pete Ibida called on the citizens to desist from bush burning this period, especially hunters as it is capable of escalating to residential buildings and other valuable properties.