By Joe Akwarandu, Umuahia
The traditional ruler of Oriendu autonomous community in Umuahia North LGA of Abia state, Eze Philip Ajomiwe, has cried out over alleged invasion of his farmland by Fulani herders. This was even as he (Ajomiwe) called on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the herders to order.
The monarch, who spoke with newsmen in Umuahia, the state capital, regretted that so far, he has lost vast hectares of farmland and millions of naira to the dreaded herdsmen.
On the suspended RUGA settlement by the federal government, Ajomiwe warned that it should not be extended to the South East.
“If such happens in South East zone, it will give them more clout to perpetrate their wicked acts. I’m wondering why the federal government should ask for a land for such settlement when they know that there is dearth of land in the South East”.
He further hinted that he had since lodged a complain to security agencies in the state over the attack on his farmland, stressing that nothing had been done ever since.
Ajomiwe, however, commended Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for not yielding to pressure to provide land for such settlement in the state.