Awka: Chief Willie Maduaburochukwu Obiano, the Executive Governor of Anambra State has declared that any herdsman found in the state bearing firearms should henceforth be treated as a criminal.
Obiano made this statemenon Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting on security with heads of various communities, security chiefs, traditional rulers and other group in the state.
According to him, “We have done a census of herders in Anambra State last year and they were 77 in number. We are doing a new one now, and after the census, we will never allow itinerant herdsmen to come in again.“The ones causing trouble are not here (Anambra), they come in from outside. Also, we have heard reports of herdsmen who carry arms. Any herdsmen carrying arms is a criminal and we will not tolerate that. If you find them, report them because they are criminals.”.
Thats a BIG statement, if it will be implemented