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Abia monarch raises alarm over alleged herdsmen invasion of farmland

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By Joe Akwarandu, Umuahia

The traditional ruler of Oriendu autonomous community in Umuahia North LGA of state, Eze Philip Ajomiwe, has cried out 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 , 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 , Ajomiwe warned that it should not be extended to the South East.

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“If such happens in South East zone, it will give them more clout to perpetrate their wicked acts. I’m wondering why should ask for a land 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 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 in the state.

 

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