Bayelsa confiscates two truckloads of cattle, arrest herdsmen

By Editor on 14/02/2017

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Two truckloads of cattle and two herdsmen were on Tuesday seized by security operatives in Delta State for defying an existing law in the state designating some areas for cattle grazing in the state.

The Bayelsa State Government had since designated Bayelsa Palm Area for cattle grazing by Fulani herdsmen.

Spokesman to Governor Seriake Dickson, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said the arrest of the cattle and their owners was on the orders of the Governor Henry Seriake Dickson.

According to him, both truckloads which were heading to Imiringi and Amassoma in Ogbia and Southern Ijaw LGAs respectively have been moved to the designated grazing area at the state-owned Bayelsa Palm where they were properly documented and their biometrics captured.

The Special Adviser on Security to the Governor, Dr. Boma Spero-Jack, who confirmed the incident, said the apprehended cattle owners pleaded that they should be pardoned.

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The herdsmen claimed that they were not aware of the new policy of the state government providing a localised and secure environment for their activities and where they will be monitored.

Spero-Jack further stated that this move was aimed at pre-empting any security breach such as is happening in other parts of the country.

He said the action of the government was part of steps being taken to check the excesses of the Fulani herdsmen, adding that it was sad that some people would rather play politics with a serious matter like this than pay due attention to it.

The former DSS Director said that the solution was not to preach hate and create unnecessary hysteria as those who are against the government’s policy tend to do but to be realistic.

He stressed that under nation's laws, it is not possible to restrict movement or guaranteed rights but to be proactive, open minded and be innovative as the government of Bayelsa is doing.

 

 

 

 

Source Whirlwindnews.com

Posted on February, 14 2017

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