The Ovie of Idjere, Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, Erhiekevwe I, has ordered all Fulani herdsmen operating in his domain to vacate within nine days or face the wrath of his people.
The Idjere monarch said: “Farming is my people’s mainstay. The Hausas/Fulani people rearing cattle here have created too many problems, including killing of innocent people. They also defile our women and destroy their crops while grazing. They must leave in nine days or face the wrath of my people who I will unleash on them.”
This is coming as the Nigerian Army, 3 Battalion, Effurun, said that it would no longer tolerate any form of violence across the state, warning: “all culprits will henceforth be severely dealt with.”
While the warning was handed down through its Commanding Officer, Lt Col. Igwe Partrick, when he paid a courtesy call on the Ovie of Uvwie, HRM, Emmanuel Sideso, the Idjere monarch’s order to the herdsmen, yesterday, was sequel to recent killings, rape, and destruction of crops by the herdsmen across farm lands in the community. [myad]